January's Inspirational Person of the Month
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For 2018, we decided to highlight some of our extraordinary clients in special blog posts called "Inspirational Person of the Month". Today I have a very special blog post for you. It features Ericka Jones, a stunning and confident woman who was an absolute pleasure to photograph. As you can see, she is very easy on the eyes.
We met at a Wine Tasting/Boudoir Session Party for her session this past weekend where she was the fifth lovely lady that I photographed that night. Her makeup was done by J'Dior Artistry, who did an impeccable job.
Once Ericka was finished getting pampered and perfected, we began the shoot. Just like the other guests at the party, she brought several very sexy outfit changes of clothing. However, there were two significant items that she wanted to wear in her photos: A unique necklace and a purple men's dress shirt. They were sentimental items that belonged to her husband who had tragically passed away just two short months ago. I normally would explain more about why I choose someone as the "Inspirational Person of the Month". But in this case, I will let her tell her story in her own words:
"My husband's name is Doran and we did just about everything together. If you saw him you saw me and vice versa. We were each other's biggest fan. My husband passed November 5, 2017 due to a heart attack in his sleep. I felt so helpless because I couldn't save him. My husband was a member of Kappa Lambda Chi and I was his Lambda Lady. I actually borrowed a tiki from his brother because all of his stuff is in storage. Me representing his colors was an honorable moment for me. We loved traveling, watching movies, watch Restaurant Diners and Dives and traveling to all of them to try them out for ourselves. My husband was an awesome man who touched a lot of hearts."
Erick stated, "We also owned a security company and we did community service in our free time. My husband made me promise that I would live my life to the fullest if he ever passed before me."
I wanted to make sure I captured her strength and confidence in each of her photos. I definitely think we were able to capture that! My camera and I loved her!
Ericka stated to me later, "I'm very free spirited and not ashamed of my body at all. My husband always made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world so I have never been insecure at all.”
I'm glad that I was able to give Ericka such a positive experience!
Without further adieu, the sultry and tantalizing Mrs. Ericka Jones!