Ahhh Erica. Incredible, age defying, Erica. It’s hard to believe she turned 50 this year!
When the first few photos from her shoot were edited, I called my assistant and said “We’ve done too good a job. No ones ever going to believe we haven’t photoshopped her. They’re going to think we’re lying when we say we don’t heavily photoshop our clients.” So, God’s honest truth people – this woman has amazing genes and those of us not blessed them can only hope that we too will look this good when we’re 50 and fabulous!
Erica joined us in the studio with her lovely sister, Clare. Keep your eyes peeled for Clare’s Feature Shoot blog post in the coming weeks.
Oh, and before you go, be sure to read Erica’s Q&A below. An ultramarathon? What the??!!
Here’s to the weekend!
What advice would you give your younger self?
To dream big, find a mentor, stay focused and committed and believe in yourself. Don’t let anyone convince you that you are not worthy of your dream.
What do you think about in the car?
Oh my goodness lots of things!! My brain never stops! I think about my boys and how I can be a better Mum and how I can best help them with whatever challenges they are facing. I also do a lot of introspection in the car and think about who I am, and why I think or react in certain ways, and how I can work on that to be a better version of myself.
What’s your proudest moment?
This is a tough one as there are lots of things I’m proud of. Becoming a Mum and qualifying as a Nurse and Midwife are two of my proudest moments but there is another thing I’m very proud of and that is completing an 84.4km ultramarathon in my late thirties. I’m proud of this because I was the girl at school who the rival sports Captains would fight to NOT have in their team!
What’s been your greatest life challenge?
Being financially wiped out in the GFC at age 43 with a young family and losing all the assets we had worked so hard to accumulate and having to start all over again.
What’s been your best life lesson?
To know I am good enough, have faith and to be grateful for everything.