beautiful mother + beautiful daughter= Gorgeous duo! {San Jose, CA}

I had the great pleasure of photographing the talented, not to mention beautiful Josephine Harmon! She’s not only an amazing person who I call a friend, she is also an incredibly talented make up artist! I highly recommend her.

Having a professional make up artist do your make-up for any photo session makes a world of difference! Not only does it help perfect your skin (without cosmetic surgery 😉 ) but you also feel ultra pampered and special.  During the shoot you can play up that Diva feeling and have fun!!

ok so back to Josephine’s session.

She did a mother-daughter session, which is just in time for Mother’s day!! Her mom was such a natural in front of the camera and absolutely beautiful. I think she may have modeled at some point in her life. I really do!!  I asked but she said no. Hmmm What do you guys think?

This session was a bit challenging at first because Josie’s mom is deaf, and I’m used to chatting directly with people during sessions. And if you know me I’m a total chatterbox.

However, Josie translated and did a great job and some of what her mom was signing I understood.So I asked Josie’s mom to tell me a story about Josie when she was a kid and she told me that Josie used to eat a lot and was a fat baby!! I absolutely understood that -no translation needed.

The session was full of laughter as you can see in so many of these images. I had the best time ever watching the  special relationship between Josie and her mom.

Thank you ladies!! Can’t wait to see you two again.

And Josie I can’t wait to work with you on another wedding/portrait session!!!!

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6 Responses to “beautiful mother + beautiful daughter= Gorgeous duo! {San Jose, CA}”
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  1. Angela

    Aww these are awesome! You guys looked like you were having so much fun. You both were a natural and I bet your mom was a model at one point. Great job on the photos Mariana! Makes me think about a family portrait session…hmmm…

  2. BV Pham

    Great pictures….I like the ones where Josephine’s mom is signing the story to her. The expressions are timeless. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Karyn

    Beautiful pictures. I definitely see the love between them two. There’s just so much joy radiating from Josephine. Thank you for sharing this special moment with all of us. And kudos to the talented photgrapher!

  4. Ngoc Hanson

    Yes, BEAUTIFUL, I love all the pictures!! I know there is lots of love between my baby sister and wonderful mother, it makes me miss them even more.. Thank you, thank you for sharing.. My boys and I will get to make some special moments with the talented photgrapher too.. Can’t wait… ;o)

  5. Sonia

    These are some great stories you are telling through your photos…Josie is gorgeous and so is her mother. I have actually known her mother for a very long time. She has cut my hair a few times at Regis in Eastridge back in the day and I see her every now and then when I am at Regis. She’s always been so beautiful and so shy it’s adorable. :o) Great great photos.

  6. Thanks Mari! You’re awesome! 🙂