Jan {just because}

I often leave a session inspired about photography; today I left this session inspired about life and reminded how important it is to be genuine. I spent this wonderful, warm spring day photographing Jan at her friend’s beautiful house. And while we walked around and found our favorite places to take pictures, she shared a small piece of her journey of love, loss and how she has remained strong through it all. Because she shared openly about why these pictures are important to her, why the yoga poses she did are special to her right now, I was able to delve below the surface of great portraits and capture some really beautiful, poignant images for her. I think my soul needed this reminder about why I do what I do.

Jan, thank you for a wonderful day and a gentle reminder about being present in the moment.

Be sure to leave some love for Jan (add a comment below) to help her win a free 8×10!

If you are interested in booking a session with Mandi McDougall Photography, e-mail me at info@mandimcdougallphotography.com. If you are a friend of Jan’s and mention that when you book, you receive a $50 print credit.

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  • D.B.May 16, 2011 - 12:50 am

    The pictures of Jan capture something I find so appealing about her, an inner radiance and beauty that is able shine through, even piercing the cloud of heartache, that creates a feeling of shalom when in her presence. That and she looks hot lying on the grass. DB

  • bobbyMay 17, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    You are soooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I just love them all!!!!!!!!!
    And your friend’s place is just georgous!!!!!!!!!!