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  • Writer's pictureRachel Snider

A Ray of Sunshine

"Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman

It was a lovely, late spring day in May when my mother, Dena, asked me to do a photoshoot with her. We had talked about it for years and I could not miss this opportunity.

My friend Jazmine came over and helped us piece together some cute, stylish outfits and she even did her makeup. Then we packed the car up and set our destination for Salisbury, NC. My mom chose Salisbury because she liked the classic architecture of the buildings.

Four outfits later and a couple of trips around the block, I got to capture some very inspiring moments for my mom. She has always struggled with her self-image and I admire her for the bravery of wanting to have some one-of-a-kind portraits taken...I am also honored that I got to photograph her.

Please enjoy some of the highlights from the photo shoot below.

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