I’m the proud mother of these two beautiful intelligent and talented young women.
Bre has grown into an amazing young woman, the clothes and accessories you will see in these photos, she made. She taught herself how to sew and then quickly upgraded to an industrial sewing machine to handle the leather and other thicker materials she wanted to incorporate into her designs. She is also a painter and musician. Bre plays guitar and ukulele. You can find Bre’s creations on her ETSY site Crystal Grenade Co.
Cas, Has also grown into an amazing young woman, she is an excellent makeup artist. She is an imaginative pen and ink, abstract artist. She sells her art all over the world. She is also a musician, she plays guitar, native American flute. You will find her art at Lycan Art.
As a mother, my dream for my daughter’s was that they would be an independent, self-confident and creative woman. As mothers we know first hand the challenges our daughters face in the world, I wanted my daughters to be empowered. The road has been long and challenging, each day brings new bumps and twists in the road of life, but these two women have always impressed me in their ability to rise above in all and shine.
The photo shoot. In life sometime’s you have a perfect day. Sunday, April 24th, 2016 was a perfect day. Everything just worked the wind, the sun, the clouds. As a photographer I see the details the technical side of capturing the moment, I wanted so much for this to be a great day for my daughters and myself. Bre had been working on her creations and was in a sales slump and wanted to take her website to the next level. She drove 9 hours from northern Ca. to meet up with Cass and me for this photo shoot. Cass and I had scouted locations for weeks, then we found the perfect spot in Mariposa County. We both prayed the wildflowers and the weather would work with us and not betray us. After two hours of Cass working on Bre and her own makeup, we loaded the photo gear, props, clothes and ourselves into the truck and headed to the photo shoot location.
At the Location. The Sun shining the sky was blue with puffy white clouds, The flowers were still blooming and new ones had popped up. The grass was green and the water still filled the creek. Thank God for small miracles. I got set up and Bre and Cas got ready. What happened next was magic. The wind blew just enough the clothes cooperated and I balanced on rocks with the girls to get the best shots. Here are just a few of my favorite ones. You can find more on my website. Bre and Cas Fashion Show Please go visit our sites and get to know the artists. I’m very proud of these amazing woman, they have grown into the creative amazing woman. I always kept an art bag in the car they were both constantly doodling, I’m so glad I did it was just one small thing but it allowed their imagination to grow and talent to bloom.