I must say one of the things i love about my job is the ability to meet amazing people. Not only do i capture images of them that will forever be remembered, but they too inspire me in so many ways. I have met amazing families, individuals, entrepreneurs who significantly left an impact on me.
I was honoured to meet this amazing lady on this day. Her daughter had organised a birthday shoot for her in honour of her 50th birthday. Boy was i shocked to see her! she looked nothing like 50. Her energy was ON! she gracefully carried herself and she made us laugh the entire shoot. I loved her sense of humour, it made it easy for both of us.
I got to know her as we went through the session and i saw her love for God, family and people. She is a lady with a big heart. She left me inspired to work harder and pursue the things my heart has desired. At her age, she exhudes youthfulness and so much wisdom. I must say it was in deed an honour capturing these memories for you and your family. Cheers to plenty more years ahead!
A Tout a leur!
The first time i met Millicent, i knew right away she was going to be fun working with. I personally believe that having your portraits taken with a professional photographer is important (and i am not only saying this because i am a photographer). Especially for women, it is a wonderful way for us to see ourselves and our beauty the way other people see us. Some days, it is hard to look into the mirror and uphold that confidence. But having someone who sees you as nothing but beautiful and is able to photograph you in a way that is able to show you that beauty, is an amazing experience.
I believe that personal portraits are important because it is you giving yourself permission to dress up, look good and go ahead and take some photos to prove it. Women have a tendency to put everyone else before ourselves. Often, we push away the idea that we are beautiful and deserve to have our photos taken exactly as we are. As a photographer, i constantly remind myself that my job is to do more than snap the shutter. When i create a photo, I am making more than a piece of paper with an image on it, I am giving someone a tangible piece of time….something that can never be recovered and is priceless. When that is put into perspective, it becomes easy to see why photographs are so vital.
Finally i can say that our time on earth is limited. Portraits provide an invaluable way of making our brief time on earth everlasting. This gives our future generations something beautiful to remember us and we have something meaningful to leave them; pieces of our story.
Here are a few images from my session with Millicent. I must say she was worth my while. She was a natural and i barely had to give direction. Can you imagine she is a mother of 3! she is definitely #Goals. Thank you Millicent for the time.
A tout a leur!
My name is Erene, the lead photographer at Erenez Photography. I believe that everyone has a story to tell: in every smile or tear shed. Even the moments we consider the most banal reveal something special about each one of us. My goal is to capture timeless images that will preserve memories and experiences.