I realize I'm a newbie and everything so take this as a question and not a critique.
Is it just me or does anyone think that the black background is bad for people with black hair? Makes the hair hard to see I think.
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Find a market for your photos. With the quality of work I've seen from you should be able to finance some new kit. I use Neewer strobes, they didn't cost the earth but they've lasted me about 18 months so far without any problems.
Just a little suggestion. Maybe you could use a reflector for/in-place-of the 2nd light. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, probably a white sheet would work. White Styrofoam board, is also pretty cheap.
Then you could use the smaller strobe as a hair light.
The only thing I notice I would change are the cropping of the hands in the second photo. You have a gorgeous mom. Nice photos, keep up the great work.
Take your fill, raise it up, and angle it down; there's no reason you can't make it do double-duty!
Those are beautiful portrait shots! I have shutter-envy. I too wouldn't have noticed the hair-blending if it hadn't been pointed out. That's what I love about this site.......... the accumulated knowledge that's available!