Melissa and I came across one another one Saturday morning after she'd taken a yoga class at Ignite Power Yoga Studio in Dubuque while I was there setting up my pop-up studio. Melissa told me one of the most unique and cool stories about why she wanted to have a portrait session done for herself...
Melissa was 40, and unmarried with no children. The last professional portraits she'd had taken were her senior pictures 22 years ago. 22 YEARS, folks! She SO deserved to look and feel her very best in front of the camera...and she sure did!
One of her primary goals for the session was to walk away with a book of images she can pack up and take with her to the nursing home in a few decades. She suspects she will find a boyfriend in the nursing home and she would like to show him just how rockin' she looked when she was 40. :)
What an amazing gift for yourself, your future self and your future boyfriend, Melissa! :) Thanks so much for asking me to help you with your special project. I think your 90-something-year-old future boyfriend will really enjoy your photos, and, until you two meet, I hope you and all the other special people in your life will treasure your photos too!