Lana, a Ladera Ranch mother of two little ones and a dance instructor, came to the studio for her portraits session and the experience was quite transformational for her.
Here's what she wrote about her experience:
Glamour. Sophistication. Artistry. Finesse. Grace.
"I got to experience this when I had my portrait session with Paul Gero. Normally my life consists of being a busy mom of 2, working part time, and forging life's adventure with my husband. But for those few hours of my photo shoot I got to step out of my role as mom, teacher, and wife and find and photograph a part of me that I rarely get to see, or be, anymore.
It may sound superficial but I loved the pampering of getting my hair and makeup done. The artist was exceptional, I felt she really personalized my "look" to me. And it felt so good to be fussed over.
My photo session was empowering. I have so many photos that show me as a wife and mom. Here I became a fierce, sophisticated, challenging, and beautiful woman. I didn't know I could pose and photograph this way. I walked away confident and strong and feeling invincible.
At my photo viewing, I couldn't believe that was me in the pictures. I love how Paul captured a side of me that I rarely expose. And so did my husband.
I now try to bring that woman from the shoot out more often because these photos showed me she deserves to be seen.
Thank you Paul for the amazing photos and the unforgettable experience."
Thank YOU Lana for allowing me to photograph you and share some of these portraits below!