Meet Amanda! This strong and beautiful mom had originally booked her session as an anniversary gift to her husband, but before the session date she found out she was pregnant and ultimately the shoot became an opportunity for her to be able to celebrate all that her body can do as well as the changes that it was going through. Amanda is the mother to (now) two little boys and three angel babies. She is a full time stay at home mom and she absolutely loves that she has the opportunity to spend the time with them and see new experiences through their eyes. There is nothing more fulfilling than being able to be with your little ones as they grow up in front of you!
Amanda loves to read, knit and crochet and also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. When she can find some time to relax she will put her feet up with a cup of tea and watch a movie or binge on an episode of The Office or The Good Place. Her favorite book is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (total tear jerker!) and if she could have any meal she would go for Tacos.
When asked about role models in her life, Amanda said she has always looked up to her Mom because she always makes the best of every situation and exudes confidence, something I think many women aspire to do. Though confident in herself she also explained some of her insecurities that she has dealt with saying: “I think that it's normal to have some sort of insecurity. I used to not like my body but as you grow up you learn to be yourself.” It is very empowering to grow to appreciate and love our bodies as we get older and those insecurities we have will always continue to humble us. I asked Amanda if she could tell the thirteen year old version of herself one thing about self image what would she say and she responded: “Every BODY is different. Every BODY is beautiful. If you are happy with yourself, you will spread happiness to others and that is absolutely incredible.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Hair and makeup for Amanda was done by our fabulous Christen Gundersen of Makeup by CG.
“Sasha and her team were spectacular to work with. I absolutely loved my time away from being a stay at home mom, being pampered and surrounded by such encouraging and positive women. I felt so good about myself and my body when I left that day and Sasha's positive words have stuck with me. Reminding me that we can celebrate ourselves, exactly the way we are, no matter what the 'obstacle'. I'm so happy to be able to get in front of the camera instead of constantly being behind the scenes while documenting my son's life and feel confident while doing so. Sasha's has an incredible ability to capture moments of joy and happiness and I cannot wait to see all of the photos at our next appointment. Thank you so much Sasha and team!”