With Mother’s day just around the corner, it has me reminiscing on all the shoots and adventures my mother has came along and helped me with. Often when talking about the business and what inspired me as an entrepreneur, I bring up how my father was a business owner, and my business name is an ohm after his business name. Commonly, I overlook and forget to talk about the impact my mother has had on me and how it’s made my work the way it is today.
Growing up, my mother was a stay at home mom. She has always had a love for finding antiques, crafting and creating. She was always embroidering, sewing, crocheting, building something out of clay, you name it and she’s practically done it, literally. Every Birthday, Christmas, or just whenever, my siblings and I received elaborate hand drawn cards. When I was younger it was just common to know most of your gifts were going to be hand made. Here I am, grown up, and realizing the impact of seeing this all my life has on me. My niche in my market are handmade details (as well as theme weddings, but that’s another story), vintage finds and anything I can recreate. I’ve always explained my mindset as “I don’t see things as how they are, but how they could be.” That potential of making something out of nothing in a sense and that inspiration came from watching my mother.
Nowadays, you can find my mom as my right hand gal at styled shoots. Many items in styled shoots are her antiques or a family heirloom, hidden somewhere. As well as a great bonding time it is, it’s wonderful to have someone by your side to help with quick last minute thoughtful touches. I often joke with her that she’s better then me at picking things apart. “That glass needs to be aligned with this” “This looks this way, but this one doesn’t” I have someone trained her eyes to pay attention to major details that mine didn’t even notice the first time.
So as this post comes to a close and many memories have been made. I’m looking forward to all the fun and exciting memories to come. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!