Balancing a career and motherhood can be daunting and tiresome. Selfless and often too busy, moms typically take the backseat. In honor of Mother’s Day a few weeks ago, our team thought it would be a nice gesture to partake in a giveaway. The winner would receive the ultimate Mother’s Day package, including a photo session with Ruffles and Trains Photography, wardrobe and styling by me, a Rodan & Fields regimen of choice and lash boost, courtesy of Melissa Gade, and make-up application by Pristine in Pink. Every mom could use a little pampering, right?!
Our lucky winner was Nicole Herring. Nicole resides in Wayne, New Jersey and is the mommy to two adorable girls named, Avery and Paige. A working mom, Nicole finds little time for herself, so this would be an extra special treat.
On the go, she prefers comfort over trends, but was open to change for this special occasion. As always, I opted to style her little princesses first. Nicole wanted them to match and was hoping for a solid spring-like hue. I sent her some reasonably priced and affordable styles to choose from. She fell in love with these mauve embroidered lace dresses. Simple and elegant.
We decided on a maxi dress for her. Since the girls were matching in a solid print, I thought an assortment of similar floral colors would compliment them nicely. The idea of a long, flowy maxi would be picture perfect too! We went back and forth for a while, but finally made a decision. Throughout the entire process, Nicole was open-minded, receptive, and extremely easy to work with. I know that this entire process was out of her comfort zone, but she happily went along for the ride. I really do have the best clients!
Nicole has the most gorgeous blue eyes and Pristine in Pink brought them to life. Her make-up was so beautiful, yet subtle. Nicole looked natural and flawless.
Watching her with her daughters was such a joy. A trio of blonde, blue-eyed, beauties stepped on to the impeccable set, designed by Whimsy Interiors. It was a breathtaking sight. Ruffles and Trains Photography assumed her position and snapped away. The highlight of the session was little miss Paige! What a spitfire. She kept us all on our toes and laughing the entire time. I was so impressed with Nicole. She stayed poised and calm throughout every mishap or minor hiccup. Even as her little firecracker Paige climbed up her dress with her muddy shoes, she remained patient and sweet. I enjoyed the authenticity behind this shoot. Nothing was forced or contrived. Just a loving mom surrounded by two daughters who adore her just as much!
With every shoot, something unique and different is brought to life. I feel honored to have contributed to this distinctive memory and can only hope we added a touch of happiness to this extraordinary mom and her beautiful girls.