I love sharing portrait stories especially since I recently had the chance to give two amazing women a mother and daughter portrait session. I recalled one of the first times I had witnessed them perform a duet at my church for Mother's Day when Emily was probably about 11 or 12 years old. The bond between them were so endearing, the brightness in Emily's eyes and smiles was beaming with pride that she got to sing with her mom on stage. As Emily's youth leader, sometimes Mai would ask me advice about how to relate to Emily while other times I would have to share insights to Emily about her mom's concerns. So as enviable as their beauty, is their friendship. Most of the time, when I ask one about the other there was always joy in their words for either of them.
Mai humbly nurtured Emily as best as she could as a first generation parent, taking her to activities such karate and ice skating. Even Emily assisted in helping her mom with learning to be an expert aesthetician. Through the years, I got to witness how they truly love, admire, and adore each other.
So I was truly honored when Emily posted on my Facebook wall about her experience and the portraits taken for them. They both are incredible women and someday I would hope to have this type of bond if I ever have a daughter of my own.
"Thank you Co Uyen for capturing the light in my eyes. :) For years, I've admired moms hazel/green eyes and it is the first time I've seen it captured in someone else's photography. You gave us an amazing photo shoot session as mother and daughter that allowed us to bond and reconnect. You didn't just capture 'glamour', but you captured 'grace' ♥"