Pat is a truly remarkable woman. She was one of the winners of the Women’s Day Giveaway back in March, and I am so excited to share her portraits with you all. First, I need to tell you about some of the reasons this woman is so special – and it couldn’t be put into better words than in the nomination I received from her daughter, Amanda.
“I would like to nominate my amazing mom, Patricia. Growing up, my sister and I had an incredible mom! She often was on her own as our dad worked 24 hour shifts as a firefighter. For many years she worked tirelessly to advocate for, support and counsel those with traumatic brain injuries and their families. She has worked with family members of patients battling cancer and currently works with elderly individuals with memory care needs,as well as spending a great deal of time caring for my elderly grandmother. While being a full-time mom and professional, she courageously battled breast cancer and thankfully is a victorious survivor, but had to endure much sacrifice. My mom puts others’ needs above her own and loves her family fiercely! It would be such a wonderful surprise for her to have something so special to celebrate how fabulous she is.”
As you can see, this Milwaukee woman is an exceptional one and I felt so honored to meet her and to make her portraits. And now, a bit from Pat on her experience:
“My photo shoot with Jennifer was not what I expected and beyond any expectations. I have always felt awkward when photographed and assumed that this photo experience would be no different. I could not have been more wrong! At the initial consultation, Jennifer assured me that it was her job to ensure beautiful photos, not mine. More importantly to me, Jennifer emphasized that she wanted me to relax and truly enjoy the entire experience. Jennifer was so right! Her make-up artist was talented and amazing. As the photo shoot progressed, Jennifer is the first person who ever made me feel comfortable in front of the camera.
The final photos were much more than I hoped for! The overall experience was unforgettable! ~Pat”