Motherhood is many things. It is joyful, fun, loving, warm, adventurous, encouraging, beautiful, and fulfilling. It is also lonely, hard, discouraging, frustrating, messy, chaotic, empty, and ugly.
It is often all these things (and more) simultaneously, which can make navigating it even more challenging. For me, the chaos and challenges can sometimes make me forget, even doubt, just how blessed I am. I know in my heart how bountiful and beautiful this life is, but when I’m drowning in life’s emotional and physical clutter, it’s not always easy to see.
Do you relate?
When I photograph you with your children, what I hope to create is proof. Proof of the love you feel. Proof of all the good things that come with being a mother. Proof that even if children are melting or you sometimes feel sad and heavy, what you have is really, really good.
Proof of what truly exists, but is sometimes obscured by the speed and noise and mess of lives lived in a busy world.
Today, I’m sharing the second session of my Portraits of Motherhood series. This amazing mama and her littles sat in front of me and just did what they do best, be together. Nothing special. Nothing over the top with props or themes, because what they have doesn’t need embellishment. It’s honest and it’s beautiful and I feel blessed to have created these images with them.
“And perhaps what made her beautiful was not her appearance or what she achieved, but in her love, and in her courage, and her audacity to believe: no matter the shadows around her, light ran wild within her, and that was the way she came alive and it showed up in her everything.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols
This is part two of three of my Portraits of Motherhood series.
Mama of two.
For Part One of this series, click here.
I am hosting a Portraits of Motherhood mini session event this year on
Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.
I would love to capture some beautiful memories of you and your children.