This was hopefully one of our last cold days of the year, for a while. We are now officially in spring, and the weather seems to be improving! I can’t wait for everything to bloom!
The other day I shared a little about my mom, and how my loss is what fuels my passion for documenting motherhood. I feel so honored to be able to capture motherhood, families, and new life entering the world.
Here is what I shared the other day <3
Seven years. It's been 7 years today since I've been able to wish my mom a happy birthday. Six years since I have seen her face.
This is what fuels my passion for what I do. I want to capture moments between loved ones, so they can treasure them forever. I know first-hand how precious a photograph can be. I cannot say how much I wish I had more photos with my mom. She hated having her photos taken, and so I have very little.
Many amazing photographers that I know are mothers, and this is why they feel so passionate about documenting motherhood. I am very anxious for the day that I am a mother, but I don't need that role in order to feel how powerful motherhood is. I KNOW how powerful it is. How important that role is. I spent many teenage years disagreeing with how strict my mom was. Now, I wish I could hear her thoughts on my day-to-day life. I cannot go back in time and say more "I love you"s, but I can help others have those feelings captured in a photo. For THAT, I am thankful.
Oh my goodness, this family’s gene pool is stroooong. They have some beautiful children.
After three girls, it was so fun to see them have a little boy! Jackson is one very loved little boy, and is handsome to boot. My baby fever was certainly intensified after getting in a few snuggles. The baby snuggles is definitely one of my favorite parts about newborn sessions!
I really feel strongly about the importance of documenting your newest addition. Whether that be in the hospital or other birth place, or in your home. The newborn stage goes by so quickly! It is unreal. I love this stage, and their little features are just too precious.
I really had a fun time with this family, and I hope you enjoy some of the favorites I chose to share here!