We wanted to spell out a word with their bodies.... and one of the kids thought of "L-O-V-E." But, it was only 4 letters, and there was 6 people. What we did, was find a way to fit everyone in a new word, LOVED. Which is so much more meaningful, and perfect. These five kids? Completely loved by Claudia. Two of the girls are not biologically hers and during the whole photoshoot, I had no shot at figuring out which ones they were because she gleamed at them all the same.
I met Claudia at Danika Brysha's Brunch Series last month and I was drawn to her. Danika was hosting her final self-care workshop. She told me that I had to meet Claudia and when she introduced me, she said, "This is Claudia,she is my head chef at Model Meals. She has 5 kids and she is magical."
At the Brunch Series, we really dive deep into our major vulnerabilities. The first tears in the room happen probably in minutes while we process some of our pain in our past. I happen to pick a chair and sat right next to Claudia. I liked her immediately. She was warm and inviting and very peaceful and we chit chatted really easily. We talked about raising kids and then all the things about motherhood and working outside of the home.
I decided to donate a family session to one of the attendees, and the Universe brought us together, Claudia won!! She later told me she had put in ALL of her raffle tickets in my raffle basket because she also felt this mutual connection. And since then, I can't help but smile when I read about her positive take on every situation that is thrown to her.
A few hours into the workshop, I found out, was Claudia does have 3 kids of her own. With so much devastation and Claudia's permission, I share that Claudia's sister was in a tragic car accident in October 2017. Claudia is now mama to 2 of her nieces. Her sister left behind 4 children and the her other two children are in Mexico. Claudia's positive attend and beautiful spirit is so inspiring. Her strength and resilience is beyond. We shared a mutual lost of loved ones and how we decide to make it our intention to live life with abundance and gratitude.
Claudia, you ARE magic. I am so beyond honored to capture your family. Your heart has no boundaries and these five are truly lucky to have you as their guidance and support. You are beautiful ,and I know that you all, are all loved.