Brandy Angel. I am actually the mother of these two! Ha! And yes the photographer as well. Makes it so special for me to have my own daughters published!
How has motherhood changed you as a woman?
I only thought I was a woman until I had my daughters. They have truly transformed me into someone I hope they will be proud of. They literally drive me to be the best person I can be and do the most good in this world that I can. I know it sounds cliche but they have given me a deeper love than I thought a person could ever experience and a sense of purpose I didn’t even know I was missing. I also have a new appreciation for life. They have taught me to take time to dance on the beach again and I will be forever grateful to them.
Tell us a little about your family?
My husband,Will, and I literally fell in love at first sight and our life has been a whirlwind ever since. Within 3 months of dating we were engaged, married within 7 months and started our family immediately after. Nine years later we have two beautiful daughters, Alora 8 and Alden 6 and we have never thought twice about how quickly we started our life together. We are so grateful for every blessing we have been given and how quickly they came to us.
What is one family tradition you have raised your children with?
I try to as ask the girls every day what their favorite part of their day was and I think it helps them focus on the good memories and appreciate them more.
Favorite family vacation?
Every year we go to Hilton Head as a family, where this photo was taken, and it is always our favorite time of the year. We all love the beach so much. However we are about to go to DisneyWorld for the first time next month and it may be the new reigning favorite. Haha!
What advice would you give new mothers about raising children?
Try not to be so hard on yourself and expect too much of yourself, no one is perfect, though we all think we need to be. Take the time to put down your phone and computer and enjoy your children while they are children, it all goes by so fast and all you have left is the memories and the photos so make a lot of both of them.
What are your beauty must-haves as a mom?
My best beauty secret is to be happy. Just know it is OK to take time for yourself and spend a little extra money on feeling pretty and good about yourself. DON’T feel guilty, or at least forgive yourself quickly for needing to take some time for yourself. A happy mommy truly does create a happy family. Always remember you are showing your children how to treat themselves ones day when they grow up.
Words about your photographer?
Well since it’s me and I get to do something I love so much and get to document my precious girls growing up in such a beautiful way I would have to say she is the luckiest woman in the world!
Brandy Angel Photography is based in historic Madison, Georgia, which is known for it’s magnificent homes and breathtaking scenery. The owner Brandy Ange is an award-winning, internationally published, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer. She has lived and photographed all over of the United States and chose to move her family back home to the South where her love for photography began.
Brandy Angel is a full-time wife and mother with a deep love for photography and helping others. Brandy Angel Photography specializes in weddings, events, portraits and editorial boudoir, both local and destination. Brandy brings and captures a special touch of emotion to all of her photographs that will truly tell your story.
You will not only remember that perfect day through visual perfection, but your emotions will be captured through her artistic eye resulting in timeless memories. In each frame, it is evident that her love for the camera and, ultimately, people truly shine through. Brandy assures that you won’t leave a session without seeing how beautiful you really are.