All photos copyright Carla Coulson
Do you remember the first time your mother put lipstick on you? Wasn’t it thrilling!
I remember when my parents where getting ready for a night out my sisters and I were hanging around our mum’s dressing table like bees to the honey pot.
We wanted what she had! All those delicious potions, perfumes and lipsticks, blushers and foundation. It felt like the most glamorous world and we wanted to be part of it.
Not much has changed when it comes to mothers and daughters. The glamour of a beautiful mother getting ready still draws crowds! I had the great fortune to do a private portrait of this beautiful mum and her adorable daughters recently and they couldn’t help wanting a little glamour themselves.
Carla went wild!
All photos Copyright Carla Coulson
Which brings me to a subject all us photographers have dear to our hearts, editing. I like to think I am good at editing (ask my publisher they may tell you something else when the truckloads of images arrive for my latest book) but all of us get attached to photos and culling them down to a manageable number sometimes can be plain hard.
This was the case with the above bathroom scene. I have another 15 or so I like but didn’t want my blog to crash uploading them all and we hadn’t even got started on the shoot.
So dear photographers as a little editing exercise if you had to just choose one of each mother and daughter which ones would they be?
PS: As this is an edit I haven’t taken out that annoying handrail in the bathtub..
PPS: I hope to share some more pics of this shoot soon..