Happy Birthday, Mom! – Fredericksburg, Virginia Portrait Session

My gorgeous, fabulous mom (and twin) turned 50 last week. We decided that one of the best ways to celebrate is with a photoshoot. We brought my sister, Karlisa, along and it made for a fun girl’s day! This was my first time shooting at Mary Washington University and I love the perfect modern backdrops that their buildings provide. 

Mom,

Congratulations on 50 years of being beautiful and fabulous. Thanks for putting up with my stubbornness. Thanks for being my rock and encouraging me to pursue my goals; you’re always one of my biggest cheerleaders when it comes to academics and my photography business. Thanks for not letting me drop out of college every time I don’t get the test grade I want. Thanks for raising me and Karlisa to be the women that we are. You have taught us to be selfless and love others unconditionally (especially during the holidays when you bake dozens of cookies for every person you’ve ever met). We’d be nothing without you and your unwavering love. You’ve shaped us into the people we are today and I thank you for that.

Happy 50th Birthday, Mom!

"I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
-Mitch Alboma