Throughout life you meet a lot of people, some will leave an impression on you and others will not. Raquel and Samantha have definitely left an impression on me and everyone around them. Raquel has been a very close friend of ours for about 6 years now, but it feels as though we have known her forever! She is one of the most inspiring women that I have come into contact with throughout my life and here is their story.
Many times today you hear of the teen mother who dropped out of high school and never made anything of herself, Raquel is the complete opposite. As a teen mom she thought the most important thing that she could do for herself and her daughter was get a good education. She finished her high school career then went on to do the impossible and obtain a 5 year degree in Pharmacy. She did this while working full time and ensuring that her daughter had a normal, family oriented up-bringing. By accomplishing this she has been able to give her daughter more than she ever thought possible. Sam has grown up to be another strong, hard-working female with aspirations that are larger than life. She is the VP and co-founder of HOOD Clothing Inc. and a full time ER nurse with many adventures on her bucket list.
So for Mother's Day this year I thought, "I want to show everyone the amazing relationship between these two women, I want everyone to be amazed by their story, beauty and confidence." We had a make-up artist and hair stylist come in for the day to pamper these ladies, and here is the result. (Samantha-left & Raquel-right)
In my eyes, this is what a "photograph" is meant to represent. It shows the relationship between two people, the love and compassion, as well as their differences; without saying a single word. Every mother and daughter can relate in some way. It is a photo that I will cherish for many years to come as I'm sure Raquel and Sam do.
"A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." - Unknown
I really wish that I could divulge the story behind the next few photos, but unfortunately Raquel would probably kick my a**! Regardless, I love the playfulness that I was able to capture.
A special thanks to:
Makeup: Jill Raposo
Assistant: Yas and Steph