July last year I received a call from a very sweet man, Paul, a husband looking for the perfect gift to give his wife. Paul told me his wife had done a glamour shoot for her 40th. He thought it was a great idea to gift her another glamour shoot for her 60th, a personalised gift voucher for our You are Beautiful photoshoot experience.
As time went by in July I kept on waiting for the call from her to book in, nothing happened. Month after month went by and still no call. Fast forward to January this year, the phone rang … Hi it’s Cheryl here …. Woo Hoo, finally the call I was waiting for. Cheryl was excited and was ringing to book in for the shoot. She was sorry it couldn’t have been earlier. She had been so busy travelling after her birthday that time had slipped away. We settled on a date and confirmed with my trusted and preferred Make up Artist (Morgan from Morgan Leigh Makeup Artistry) that she was available.
On meeting Cheryl in person I quickly discovered what a wonderful and bubbly lady she is. Cheryl has a laugh that is infectious. Her stories about her life, family, travel and girlfriends are captivating. This is a true lady who lives life to the fullest and makes every day count.
On her 60th Birthday they had a party with a dress up theme of “Bollywood”. Let me share with you it’s not the first dress up party she has attended. It seems to be a normal occurrence in her life (and Im not just talking about finding something ok from the wardrobe that will do, Im talking full 100% commitment). She had bought in the outfit that she wore to the party and asked if this could be one of the looks for the day, of course I said yes … let’s do that one last.
Cheryl loves her scarves and I think she has over 100 different ones in her wardrobe. Cheryl bought a small selection to our shoot, all colourful and co-ordinated with her outfits. Although taking Beautiful photos of Cheryl is my job, it didn’t feel like it, we were laughing often and during make up “touch ups” listening to her travel and learning about her life, it was an absolute joy, I honestly feel that the universe had given me this gift and not the other way around.
After a couple of weeks, we met again so I could present her photos, let me tell you it was hard to narrow down just to the favourites. Cheryl was beyond delighted with the results and chose 7 must have photos for printing. Our time together went so quickly, I am grateful to leave her with beautiful photos of a beautiful lady and more great memories for her to cherish.
Until next week.