Oh yes, her very comedic husband! First time I ever met Maria and her husband, I had been working their daughter's wedding. I almost had to put her husband in time out (kidding lol) because I simply could not even focus on my job. He had me cracking up. Needless to say, she has her hands full with that one, but I know she will never go a day without a smile with him by her side!
By the end of the session, I praised her for doing so well and jokingly asked if she would come back the next day to show the younger ladies how it is really done. Guess what? 8:00am, there she was, by my side and supporting these beautiful women! Maria gave every ounce of encouragement to anyone feeling a little nervous for their boudoir session. Sadly, she had to leave early from our boudoir marathon, but she truly started the party for us all!
Overall I was overcome with joy and so many other emotions. Maria had waited 10 years for a session like this. 10 years to find someone she trust enough with this particular session. She gave me the honor of documenting this part of her life. She put all her trust in me. While that is sometimes a lot to take in, cause you don't want to screw it up (haha), it means the world to me. It's important that all my boudoir ladies feel comfortable, safe and trusting! And by the end of it, I hope that I can spark a fire in them that they never saw until they looked at themselves through these photographs.
Maria, thank you for being such an amazing role model! Love you girl!