May 3, 2018 / Portraits
Symphony Lefao | Portrait Session
Almost at every turn, there was an obstacle that stood in our path having us rethink and reschedule our plans for this portrait session. First, it was life and schedules, then location and transportation, and last it rained, however, it was still possible due to planning an indoor session. Symphony is easy-going, funny, full of passion and graceful in person as she’s on social media. She’s also a mom, soldier and a boutique owner… See her portrait session below…
Location: Okinawa, Japan
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. – Audrey Hepburn
Questions + Answers
1. Tell me about a favorite scene from your favorite movie? My favorite movie would be The Notebook. My favorite scene would have to be when Noah basically asks Allie on a date while she’s on a date. He knew what he wanted when he saw her and that’s beautiful.
2. What’s the most interesting thing about you we wouldn’t learn from your resume or social media? The most interesting thing about me would have to be I love singing. I was in a few worship bands back in college and at my old church.
3. With motherhood being a large part of your life what bonding activities do you enjoy most. Since my son is still little, I enjoy laying on the floor with him and his toys. He loves it and I love seeing his reactions and smiles.
4. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? The best advice would have to be, to always be me and never fit in. When I was younger I didn’t understand, but now that I’m an adult it’s soooo clear what they meant and I’m glad I listened and stayed true to myself.
5. Name one issue that’s a challenge for most women and how do you suggest women work through it? Self-image. From social media to people in their personal lives women get shamed for everything and it takes a toll on each one differently. The best way to overcome it is to put up blinders to the hate and negativity and find uplifting and empowering women to help along the way.
6. Pick any woman in the world, who has been the most influential to you and why? My mother. She’s been a single mom of two in college and now she owns her own companies and more. To see such a huge burst of positivity and encouragement from her throughout my life, she’s definitely influenced me to go after my dreams and more and to never give up due to your present circumstances because they can change.