Photographing womxn empowerment sessions is truly an honor for me. Being able to actually see the confidence and self-love build throughout the day is one of my favorite things. I get to experience this with each Spark Experience, and I want to give you a peek into what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera experiencing it. The best way to do that is to listen to the womxn who have been through a Spark Experience firsthand!
We spent a day together in the Spark Studio recently and it was so powerful! Jennifer was kind enough to share about her Spark Experience below. I hope reading about her journey inspires you within your own today!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey.
I’m 37 years old and a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls. I love motherhood but no one told me how easy it is to get lost in your family and to start putting yourself last. My kids’ social lives and even outfits were surpassing mine! The idea of a Spark shoot always sounded exciting, but also somehow out of reach and unrealistic for me. After all, moms aren’t meant to be sexy, right? Wrong!
What were you most excited about when you booked your Spark Session?
I couldn’t wait to be the star of the show for the day. It was all about me for once! And I was ready to dig deep for the confidence I used to have and let that shine.
Leading up to the session, were you nervous? How did it feel when you stepped through the doors and your own Spark Experience started with Hair and Make-Up?
Lindsay made me feel everything but nervous leading up to the shoot. I felt excited, comfortable, open to ideas and ready to totally commit to this experience. When I talk about my Spark shoot with people, the one constant that I bring up is that I felt like a supermodel. From the minute I walked through the door, Lindsay set the tone for the day and tailored everything to my liking– from the music to the coffee and beyond. Hair and make-up was filled with laughs, pampering and Michelle made me look tastefully sexy.
What was a favorite moment during your session?
My favorite part was the viewing session. Seeing all the pictures up on the big screen was more emotional than I expected! To see myself in that light was something very special and personal. Lindsay knows exactly how to highlight your best features.
What did you learn about yourself through the Spark Experience that surprised you?
Through this experience I remembered who I am. Not just a mother and a wife, but a strong, beautiful woman.
How do you enjoy your artwork in your home now? Where is it? What is it like to take time to enjoy your own awesomeness?
I have two big prints hanging in our bedroom and four 8×10 prints hanging in our walk-in closet. I also have my portrait box displayed on my dresser. I absolutely love seeing them every day… and so does my husband!
Anything else you’d like to add about your Spark Experience or working with Lindsay?
Another piece of my experience that I’d like to share is that I was basically walking around the studio half-naked but I never felt like I was! Anyone can take a beautiful photograph, but it takes a special person to make the woman in that photo feel comfortable and empowered. Lindsay did such an amazing job making me feel at ease.
Thank you, Jennifer! What I think I love most about her story is that Jennifer was able to step back into her confidence when she slowed down to take time for herself. Her love for her family wasn’t diminished, but strengthened as she embraced her full self as a beautiful, powerful and multi-faceted woman.
Do you relate to Jennifer and her story? Maybe it’s time for you to step out of the shadows and let yourself shine again. I’d love to talk to you about your own Spark Experience!