My mom did not want to be photographed.
She said, "I'm too old. You should photograph your sister. She is beautiful."
And I told her "Mom, you ARE beautiful"
I said that... and she smiled, like the girl she is inside.
I photographed her... and I think she cannot be more wrong.
And this is my favorite image of my mother.
It is absolutely priceless to me.
When I see this image, I only see how beautiful she is and I love every single wrinkle and all my mom's glory. My mom hasn't had an easy life. Those wrinkles she does not love tell her story. I did not retouch one single line, because I love what I see. She is the best mom... and I love her! My mother raised me and my sister to be strong and independent.
These portraits are absolutely priceless to me... and I am so glad I had the opportunity to take them.
Especially because of Covid-19, I haven't been able to visit my family in almost two years, and I miss them.
And if I can share a piece of advice:
Moms need to exist in photographs and in prints!
Moms need to exist in prints!
When your children look for photos of you, what will they find?