“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”
…because tomorrow they will be one day older…
At the end of the day,
this is really a gift for them.
For your children.
There really is no going back...and there really is a last time for everything. I am starting to realize that I am no longer that Mom with children under five. I see those Moms at the grocery store, the skating rink and I realize I am no longer there. I see the messy faces and the snacks and the overflowing diaper bags….I can almost re-live it. During that time of my life, I really thought it would never end. I use to look at those Moms with children over five and think - I can’t wait until that is me. Well, here I am. Yes, it feels different to be in a new stage with my children; there are no diapers, toddler melt-downs in the most inappropriate times or places and I am slowing starting to figure out who I am again. Life is good, yes. However, this only foreshadows the future where my children will no longer fall asleep on me, call for me in the middle of the night, or ask for me to play with them. I will someday have an empty nest and the house will seem ever-so quiet…and although each new stage is welcomed, it is the mere fact that there will be a last time for everything and we can’t just go back. Ironically, this is also what makes this time extra special; it’s like Christmas, if we had it every day, it wouldn’t be so special. I love that my children are growing and changing, I just want to be reminded of the sacred time I had with them and I want them to know how much they were loved and what their lives looked like with them on my hip, crumbs all over the floor and real life happening all around.
The everyday can seem mundane and ordinary. But it’s worth remembering.
** In celebration of Motherhood, I am including a 1-2 minute highlight film when you book a Motherhood Photo Session for the months of March and April 2019 - just in time for Mother's day!**
how do these sessions work?
No matter what stage of Motherhood you are in - if you already have a little friend, or a few; these sessions aim to document your rituals and routines to show who you are at this stage of your life and to save all the details that would otherwise go undocumented and possibly forgotten. These sessions are just and you and your children, in your home. There are no expectations during your session, I totally roll with it and I always give your children the freedom to be themselves. The only expectation I have is for you to slow down and to be present with your children and to love on them wholeheartedly, that is when real connection, real emotion and real magic happens. When you are open and vulnerable, others will follow suit. I’m there to hold a space for you to connect with each other.
what is included?
Besides a lot of love and emotion, your session includes up to 2 hours of shooting time, an image slideshow set to music and a special 1-2 minute highlight video. After your session, you then have the opportunity to purchase albums, prints and digital files.
how do I book?
You can book your session by sending me a message through the link below and I can send you all the session details.