She had this cackling, loud, expressive laugh. It was a laugh that made her throw her head back and as a result would make you start laughing. You just couldn’t help it. She had the most beautiful smile; never had braces, teeth straight, perfect and pearly white. To me, she was just perfect and so pretty. She was smart and eloquent, had the best manners, was a true lady…even when she was super pissed. She is the total embodiment of who I want to be…as a person, as a daughter, as a sister, as a wife and as a mother.

My mom passed away when I was 16. There aren’t many pictures of just her and I. I think maybe 5 total? They don’t exist for several reasons, I suppose…she worked, we probably didn’t think it was that important to just grab a picture, time, living…whatever, there just aren’t that many pictures of just the two of us. I try to make a conscious effort to take a picture…even if it’s just a selfie, with my kids – and truth be told, it’s not easy…time, I work, living life…we all know the reasons.

As mother’s day approaches, I extend an invitation to moms and their kids to visit the studio for a portrait. Nothing fancy…just a portrait of a mom and her kid – or kids – big kids, little kids. Something that will commemorate the day, the moment in time that we’re in, the relationship that you share. You’ll also get a free 8×10 print from your session.

I’m offering the session for one day only…Saturday, April 29. Below are the time slots I have available. When you email me to secure your spot, tell me why your mom is the best mom…I’d love to get to know her. For those of you that are the mom wanting to come in for a picture with your kid…ask your kid why they think you’re the best mom – you’ll be surprised at the answer they give you and I guarantee, it will make your day.

Much love,
Is

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4
email me at isabel@isabelmarchphotography.com to secure your spot

My mom and I…I think I was probably 3 or 4 in these pictures. I’m sure my sisters will chime in and confirm.

After the initial conversation regarding the awkwardness of engagement pictures, we just start walking around and talking about everything but the impending wedding. Then, I put my camera on silent and ask couples to huddle in close – in this case, it was freezing outside so there was a legit reason for canoodling.

Meet Heather and Tyler…

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I’ve been in Colleen’s shoes…I made my husband wait what seemed like forever to him in order to finally get married. I made him wait 4 kids, countless homes, pets and many adventures before I finally said, “yes” to officially marrying him. I made him wait so long, in fact, that when our wedding day finally arrived (which after planning a big wedding, I decided that I’d prefer to elope instead – a story for another day), my dad said to me, “not for nothing, but I thought you guys were already married?!” While Bryan waited for Colleen to ensure the timing of their wedding day, there wasn’t a time where Colleen ever doubted that her wedding day would include Bryan standing by her side. It was always him…and it wouldn’t have mattered had the day taken place in another 10 years…it was always going to be him.

So, on April 1, these two #shoretobefools, made their love story official and surrounded themselves with the love of their family and friends to celebrate.

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