Last year when Whoopi Goldberg lost her mother she said something really profound and it has stuck with me ever since...she said "who will love me the way that my mom did?"...it made me think about my relationship with my mom and my little girl and there really is no love like it and the thought of losing that kind of love is unimaginable.
I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing moms and over time I have developed a soft spot for capturing images of moms and their babes and I only hope they look back at these images years from now and smile as they remember the time.
Even as a photographer, I know what it's like to pick apart pictures of yourself and not like what you see and even avoid getting pictures taken because you feel that you are unphotogenic. To add to that, we are the ones that are always taking the pictures. Let's all make a commitment to break that habit and make it a priority to hand off the camera and let someone else capture the picture - regardless of how we look or feel that day. Are you in?!?!?
Thank you to all the moms that have been part of my joyful emotion journey, I hope your mother's day was filled with laughter, love and celebration.
(my best friend is about to become a mom in a few short weeks - I'm SOO excited for her!!)
My beautiful mom and my baby girl...I love you soo much:)