|This shot is in case I get my own cooking show!|
The Girl had a playdate a few weeks back with a lovely boy in her class whose mom is a professional photographer. Now, I don’t mean a mom with a DSLR and an etsy site (uh, like me). I mean a real-life artist. She has done everything from famous peoples’ holiday cards to famous brands’ ad work and has lots of glamorous stories to tell of travel and the fast lane of NYC.
Walking into her house is like a gallery and it’s clear from the first photo you see that her talent lies in turning life’s little moments into works of art.
We got to talking and I told her of the impending Right Hand Mom blog renovation and re-launch. She told me about her Suburban Bliss project and showed me some great shots of every day mom-models glammed up and living a dream life on film. Sue Barr as a photographer and as a person has a passion for reminding moms that we used to be fabulous and just because we might choose Chuck Taylors to Louboutins for everyday running around, that doesn’t mean we can’t still claim our inner sexy.
This, my friends is exactly what I’m after on Right Hand Mom. My wish is that by telling the stories of my parenting adventures, I can turn women onto what refer to as The New Motherhood-the attitude where instead of looking back with yearning, we choose to love the person we are now; the one who through the role of Mom has grown the confidence and focus to rock yoga pants or Jimmy Choos and not worry what anyone says about either.
My short story has turned long it appears. The bottom line is this-Sue granted me the wish of a photo shoot. For one day I got to be glamorous complete with hair blow out, fancy shoes and all. The kicker-I got all dolled up to hang around my usual stomping ground-the kitchen. This time though, it was Sue’s kitchen which I swear is exactly what I picture when I dream at night. She may use the photos for her Suburban Bliss project and I will use some to enhance the new RHM site.
I don’t want to spoil the reveal and of course, I have more stories to tell of that day, including all the details from hair to jewels, so you’ll have to come back for more shots and snippets of my modeling debut.
For now, I’ll leave you with the shot that captures the essence of the day. Good, old fashioned Mama Fun.
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