Ok… maybe it wasn’t those words exactly, but that is exactly how it felt this past November when I participated in an Art Deco inspired styled wedding photoshoot for Top Knot Occasions. I seriously felt like a movie star! I can’t even remember when I felt that much confidence… but that may just me my mom brain talking LOL. As a result of this photoshoot, I felt like this Mami got her confidence back!
This fun photoshoot took place at the Inn at Middletown which is a boutique hotel with a great blend of old-world colonial and contemporary styles. With 100 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites AND your choice of banquet rooms for that special event, the Inn at Middletown was the perfect location for this photoshoot.
Lauren of LA Page Makeup worked her makeup magic. She is a fabulous, down to earth artist that will make any wedding day easier!
DV Bridal created the custom hair pieces we wore.
In my hands, I held the most beautiful arrangement of flowers made by Amberworks Floral Design.
Kelly, from Top Knot Occasions, was the artistic director of the photoshoot. She had a vision and brought it to life using amazing vendors which is evident by the photos in this post which were all taken by Live Lively Photography… who has an amazing eye for detail and makes you feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. Working with the other models, Amy Marie and Paul, made the photoshoot that much more fun and memorable.
What I Learned…
This photoshoot was so much fun and reminded me of my younger self. When I became a mom (learn more about me here), I can honestly say my confidence disappeared. Why? Because I now focus the majority (if not all) of my attention on my daughters. I admittedly get caught up in the daily routine and caring for others that I forget about myself. Because of this photoshoot, getting all glammed up and having fun changed that routine. It reminded me that I need to focus on ME more; that I should not feel any mom guilt when I take time for ME; and that a confident and happy ME benefits my family as well.
So… I am ready for my next photoshoot!!!
What do you do for yourself? Let me know in the comments.
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My name is Michelle and I am the wife of the hardest working man I know, the Mami of 4 beautiful and AMAZING kids (3 girls and 1 boy) and a Pathologists’ Assistant turned Stay at Home Mami turned Owner and Creative Director of Mami Works Design Studio, LLC. I am super excited to share my experiences and learn from you. As women/moms/entrepreneurs, we must stick together and support each other!