Hello there Everyone!
This past week I was given the distinct and overwhelming pleasure of photographing my mother. I have been doing photography professionally for about 4 years now and I finally took the time to get her to pose for an hour.
As many of my close friends know, my mom is a brash, loud, and no non-sense kind of woman. She will say exactly what she thinks at any given time, and she doesn't give any shits about who she offends. It is an amazing thing, and a scary thing all at the same time, as I'm never sure what is going to come out of her mouth.
This woman worked her ass off to give me the best possible life that I could have, she was the one who put in so much effort, so much time so that one day I would be able to achieve what I wanted, realize my potential. She sacrificed a lot of things so that I could find my own path in life, so that I didn't have to worry about things when I was in my biggest stages of personality development. She taught me everything, and mostly she taught me that I should never care about what anyones opinions are of me. That I should always stay true to myself no matter what, because betraying your own beliefs for the sake of someone else will leave you miserable.
I cannot put into words, the amount of gratitude and the amount of love that I have for this woman, and I will never, ever be able to give back the amount that she has given to me. I will never be able to repay her for how much she did for me, and keeps doing for me every single time I speak to her. She was the one who was there when no one else would be, she was the one that convinced me to switch programs and follow my passion for photography, and she is the reason that I am who I am at this very moment.
I love you so much Mom, you are a beautiful soul who deserves so much more than I am able to give you right now, and I hope that one day I will be able to give you more than just these words.