One thing I love about my work is that it is year round! Pregnancy henna celebrations during the winter really brighten up my day, and the mama's day too! This lovely mama sat in my special tattoo chair and I loved creating a flowery design for her belly and hands. When first applied the henna paste is thick, and looks 3D. As it dries it flattens, and when it is removed later in the day a light stain has developed on the skin. Here I am painting and photographing Shay while her henna is fresh.
This sweet mama returned with her family a few days later and we started in photo studio where is was nice and warm. Her daughter was a glowing ball of energy dancing around the room, but we got some sweet photos of their connection.
Outdoors it was quite chilly, but everyone had coats one, except for the few moments when we took these photos. Colorado is so beautiful, in every season. I love the pale pastel colors of a winter sunset in Boulder. And look at this gorgeous family of 3 - soon to be 4!