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:)
I realized today how long it has been since I last worked on some of my own family photographs...much too long. Life is as hectic as can be get right now...so much to do, so little time... and in the midst of it all, I feel really blessed for all that I have in my life (as crazy and overwhelming as it can get at times).
I love any kind of literature that inspires me in some way - whether it inspires me to do better, or makes me feel good about life and reminds me of how lucky I am. I came across this quote today and wanted to share. It's very simple and I'm sure a lot of mothers can relate to what it has to say:
“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill
Miss. Ava was such a joy to hang out with...interacting with her while I snapped away was a lot fun! There is soo much I can tell you about Ava, she has the best personality ever...this little lady loves princesses (especially Belle), she loves to dance and LOVES water puddles;-)
These pictures made me smile and laugh out lout at times as I worked on them tonight! This little dude was my most challenging subject to date but so worth the extra running around:) Thanks guys, for a fun night at the beach!