Charmaine is one of the most beautiful, talented, and sweetest people I have ever met. She is the owner of CharMarie Salon in Christiansburg [check out the vendor feature I did shortly after her shop opened a couple of years ago] and one of my favorite beauty gurus of all time. I discovered her through Twitter years ago and we were able to team up for some glamour photos [she did hair and makeup for Taylor’s glamour portraits and Ladonna’s glamour portraits], a boudoir session, and a “garden party” inspired styled shoot. It is always an honor to work creative girlboss masterminds like her.
When Charmaine announced that she and her super sweet and supportive husband Bryan were going to have a little one I was so excited, I insisted on taking some maternity photos for her. Despite the fact that she herself is a total creative genius, she was kind enough to let me take the lead and do the planning for her photo session. I made her a couple of flower crowns – one of purple, blue, and green lacecap hydrangeas and one of pink and green spray roses and we ventured up to Mountain Lake in Pembroke, Virginia where Dirty Dancing was filmed. A couple weeks before the shoot I had spotted the perfect little thicket of ferns for this radiant goddess. Thank you Charmaine for trusting my vision and allowing me to commemorate this extra special time in you and Bryan’s lives!