I will not lie to you, when Melanie contacted me to photograph a session for her mom’s birthday I was nervous! I had never shot a mother & daughter who were both adults before and stepping out of my comfort zone makes me, well, nervous. Five minute into their session I was in my zone. Melanie’s mom, Kay, was one of the sweetest people I have met. Despite the sweltering heat we laughed, talked about Melanie’s plans after graduation and their matching tattoos. It was such an amazing experience to capture their bond on film for them to have for many, many years.
And in case you were wondering about the completely random blog title the entire time I was editing this session I kept singing John Mayer’s Daughters in my head, so I felt it was fitting to give it a little nod in the title.
“Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too”
Daughters, John Mayer
Kelly Broyles is a Charleston WV Family Photographer based in Elkview, WV.