Gretchen Leigh Photography | Mother Daughter Session - Beauty Portraiture - Gardnerville, NV

Mother Daughter Session - Beauty Portraiture - Gardnerville, NV

May 27, 2015  •  6 Comments

Hello there!

I'm super excited to be sharing Amanda's Mother and Daughter Beauty Portraiture session with you all today!

Amanda and her family have been through a lot lately. I feel so honored that I could choose her and her daughter for a session to remind her how beautiful she is and to document the relationship with her daughter.

Instead of me trying to tell you their story, I asked Amanda to share her experience with you! Here we go!


Q: Describe yourself a little bit!

Amanda: I am 42 years old and work as a Recreation Coordinator. I was photographed with my daughter who is 12 and a half and in 7th grade. My passion is my kids and we do almost everything together.

Q: Why did you decide to do a session with me?

Amanda: I have never had a professional photo session and when I saw your post looking for subjects I thought it would be a fun experience to share with my daughter. I didn't think you would actually choose us, and when you did I have to admit to being a little nervous about the process. I take a lot of pictures of my family but don't often like photos of myself.

Q: What was important to you in regards to the session?

Amanda: It was important that it be fun and enjoyable and that it create memories that my daughter and I will share in the future. The unexpected bonus that I didn't even know was important until it happened was getting prints that are beautiful and are a moment in time that I can cherish.

Q: Were you nervous about anything the shoot beforehand? If so, what? Did you become more comfortable after the session started? If so, what helped to relax your nerves?

Amanda: I was nervous because I am very self conscious and often don't like photos of myself. I was worried that I would end up with photos that I wouldn't like. I felt better after our first meeting. Talking with you about your vision and your intent was soothing and the more we talked the more comfortable I became with the idea. Then the "makeover" time was unique and fun. It was a first for me and I felt pampered and beautiful. During the actual photo shoot I found myself relaxing into your direction and laughing and giggling while you set the shots. One of my favorite photos is of me with a genuine smile caught by your eye and camera.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole day?

Amanda: Watching as you posed Raina and being posed with her for some great portraits. The memory is one I will cherish.

Q: Did anything surprise you about your experience?

Amanda: Honestly, I was surprised by how much I loved the finished photos. I was prepared to just be ok with them and instead I loved them.

Q: How would you describe your overall beauty portrait session experience?

Amanda: It was an enjoyable and wonderful experience and I think every woman should allow herself to experience it at least once. I think it may have to become a tradition for us.

Q: Describe how you felt after you saw your images from your session

Amanda: They were beautiful and it made me feel beautiful to see them.

Q: What are you planning on doing with the images?

Amanda: I got 6 matted prints and a beautiful folio box to keep them in. But I don't want them to live in a box. I am going to frame my favorites and hang them. I have also posted them to my Facebook page and they are among my favorites. 

Without further adieu, here are some of the images of Amanda and her daughter!





Amanda Reid(non-registered)
So much joy and fun even in the midst of a horrible time in our lives... Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the experience, memories and beautiful portraits!!
These are beautiful!
The portraits are beautiful, but the most beautiful thing about this experience for her cannot be seen. It is felt with the heart. The timing on this gift is just shy of a miracle. Thank you!
Jeanette benson(non-registered)
these photos do you both justice' I love them!
sarah campbell(non-registered)
I know how Amanda is with pictures. I was so glad when she did this. It brought out her enter beauty and I think it even made her a little more confident in taking pictures. She is beautiful in and out. These beautiful pictures made get memories for her and her daughter and you couldn't have choose two better people.
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