This beautiful mama and daughter spent a cloudy spring evening with me last week enjoying this delicious golden yellow field. I just adore little Natalie's pigtails and her dark hair amidst all the bright flowers. So much tender connection between the two of them as they wait in anticipation of baby brother's birth this summer. I am so excited for my motherhood session marathon coming up this weekend! I can't wait to capture your children's spontaneous affection for you :)
I am so excited for this to be the Motherhood Sessions Event month! We mothers are often the ones behind the camera, and we often get uncomfortable being IN pictures. But these images of us being with our babies and big kids are so important. The kids only see the woman who makes every day brighter, not the extra 5-10 pounds we'd rather not be carrying, our tired eyes, or any of the other features that we stress about daily.
I had 2 slots open for my motherhood sessions on April 29th and I would love to capture your love through my candid, relaxed portraits with your littles.
Impossible to narrow it to just 16 favorites, so I will likely share more with time, but here are some of my favorite moments captured for my clients in 2016. In fact, these are only pulling from outdoor work this fall! So many beautiful families, light, and lots of love. Thank you all so much for inviting me into your lives for just a small little window and letting me capture your love.
Earlier this month I held my first mini sessions devoted entirely to motherhood at the beautiful Fox and Finch Studio in Bethlehem, PA. The moments we captured of these beautiful mamas and their little ones make me so incredibly happy. Just taking 20 minutes or so to love on your baby, cuddle them, sing to them, nurse them, and focus on that mother/baby bond, was so very beautiful.
From my own experience, I am personally rarely in any pictures with my own three little ones, and I can tell you it would be a treasure for my kids to have images of me with them. Many of us mothers never feel worthy to be in pictures, so we want sessions to focus on the kids. We still carry that post-baby pouch (in my case, a 2 year post-partum pouch!), we wish we fit into those pre-pregnancy jeans better, maybe we haven't done our hair or makeup in a while.... but our kids don't see any of those self-determined "imperfections." They just know us and love us as we are. We are moms- we are comfort, peace, joy, solace to our little ones. Just as each of our children is perfect to us, we are just right to them, just as we are.
Even the busiest toddler boy will sit in his mama's lap and listen to her sing, listen to her tell him a story about the day he was born, play "This Little Piggy," or "Patty Cake". They crave our attention all day long, so when we sit down with the intention of giving them our all for a short while, they really do eat it up- I promise.
I adore these images and can't wait to create more portraits of motherhood. If you live in the Lehigh Valley or Bucks County area, please consider booking a session to capture your intimate bond with your children. I will be offering motherhood sessions all summer long- bring on the fields and flowers and frolicking at sundown!