Congratulations to Sadie Brown, daughter of Andrea Brown, and winner of our Face of Petite Madame contest! Our contest was held in conjunction with Sugar and Spice Children’s Boutique in Jonesboro, AR. Sadie, age 10, is a lover of art and all things beautiful (hence the Sugar and Spice wardrobe). Andrea describes her as sassy and sweet, and after meeting her I can attest! But she’s more “sugar” than “spice”, we discovered during this delightful session where we laughed and played around and created magic!
Without question a girly-girl, Sadie nevertheless enjoys some action on the field as well — she plays softball and volleyball, and even cheers! But her love of art became the theme, and the basis for many of the creative decisions about her shoot. “Oh, I trust your judgement,” said Andrea during their consultation. Those word are like high-octane fuel for the Creative Team here at William Laurence! 😉
Sadie later told her mom,
It was amazing! I love how he was so fun. It was fun because if you did a position that he liked he would say, “Yeah!” “Stay there!” and then, “Bam!”
She also noted that…
It’s just you alone when you do it, so you don’t have to worry about what other girls think. And he can make (the background) different colors, shift you, have you do different poses and stuff to make the pictures great!
The results were stunning, personal and quite moving. I definitely felt myself creating art as I listened to the photographs I captured in camera and then carried select images further through my Art Proofing Process. Andrea and Sadie agreed. As we came back again and again to what became her favorite image (below), Andrea said, “I love it! It makes me want to cry every time I see it!” And Sadie commented that “when we met to see my photos I thought they turned out amazing!”
THAT’S what we love to hear!
Andrea, a beautiful lady and wonderful mother — it’s easy to see from where Sadie gets her inner and outer loveliness — shared her thoughts on their Petite Madame Experience.
I would like to thank you again for everything. The whole experience was incredible. I love that Sadie had the opportunity to express both her inner and outer beauty through this process. Your ability to capture beauty and expression in each portrait is simply a gift that few have. I enjoyed getting to watch my sweet little girl grow and blossom right before my eyes as you lured beauty and poise out of her with each shot. From the first conversation with you it was very apparent that you were passionate about showcasing the individual characteristics of each girl. This poured over into your intentionality in choosing outfits, hairstyles, and makeup. The photo session itself was very flattering for Sadie with everything from a private dressing room to the encouragement and support that you gave throughout the session. The viewing of the photos was perhaps my very favorite part. As a mom, I got to see my daughter in print, every aspect of who she is was captured in some way. The detail to expression and how you made her eyes and thoughts come alive is remarkable. I stared at many pictures with tears in my eyes as I saw my little girl transforming into a beautiful lady, a petite madame. Your work is to be praised. Thank you for this opportunity.
I am incredibly blessed to be able to create meaningful art not only for but with our wonderful family of clients! Sadie, you are truly magnificent!
A special thanks to Alexandria, an invaluable part of the creative team at William Laurence, for her expert styling, assistance and brilliant editing. Also to the Vue Salon and Spa for the beautiful hair and makeup artistry (always amazing!). And, of course, to Sugar and Spice (stop reading now and go and shop there. Seriously.)