Real Talk

14360421_10211254578988877_533502000_oHere’s a very real cell phone picture I took yesterday sitting at my kitchen table so that I could better illustrate my state of mind to my best friend, Rachel via fb messenger. “An appropriate uniform for today,” I wrote. “Mama Bear.”

I have a unique look into the personal minds of women in my community. The kind of full service experience we offer at Hot Tomato often comes with a small therapy session. Most often this takes on a celebratory form like “Yeah, I just moved through this milestone or jumped this hurdle ¬†and want to rock my new found power with a phenomenal session with you girls!” But sometimes there’s pain. A lot of pain. And, most times that pain can be traced to a very specific time 7 year period of time, the “teen years.” (Cue Mama Bear).

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Anna: Repeat Offender

The most delightful surprise for me since creating Hot Tomato is the number of clients who come back..not just once but over and over! This isn’t just a bucket list item for many in the area. Booking time with Hot Tomato has developed into a long term relationship with an extended group of support, encouragement and self care. It’s a way to celebrate their adulthood through all of its transformations!

Meet Anna. I met her when I was helping Andi greet clients for a Roberts Family Photography Holiday Mini session day. She arrived with her family for holiday portraits and I recall her being kind and reserved, very polite and maybe even a little shy! This gal turned out to be one of our VIP firecrackers! A stunning model, an adventurous spirit and a wonderful friend!

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