Welcome to my Blog! I hope that these blog posts help you to let your hair down, take your shoes off, and feel the magic during our sessions a little easier. No matter what happens we are going to capture beautiful split seconds in time that, even though they may not feel like it at the time, will hopefully fill you with emotion.
Let me be real here for a minute. This photo means so much to me. I had just had my third baby and my husband was full time school and full time work. Three kids five and under. I felt like I was drowning a little. And don't we all feel that way at some stage in our lives?!? Maybe you are able to cope better than I am, but sometimes I get stuck. The point being I remember this day vividly. The two older kids were running around fighting and hitting each other and it was freezing outside and I couldn't think of anything for them to do anymore (I didn't want to take my brand new baby out in that germ infested world if i didn't have to!) I was sitting on the floor in the hallway in between the master and kids room and in desperation is said "go jump on my bed." Both of them were like "WHAT?!?" Who lets their kids jump on their bed?!? Not me, not ever. But this time I did. And thats when I saw the light spilling into my room (can i say i miss my master bedroom terribly!!!! It had the most amazing light and my decorating was spot on to what I wanted it to be; I digress) . I got out my camera and while the littlest one laid on the floor watching the big blobs of children flying through the air, I shot memories. The point being, I can feel everything from this photo and I miss how small she was! I remember thinking at the time how old she was with a newborn laying next to me, but now I think, "where has my baby gone?" She was still so little and perfect! I remember the smell of my third as she lay next to me while the other two ran around like mad men even though she wasn't in the photo. I remember laying on the carpet tickling her in between shots of my oldest and middle child. I remember it all. Just from this one photo.
Granted it's not really the same thing because this photo was spur of the moment but it is still a memory. A memory that you will always have. You may not go through such a rut like I went through right after I had my third, but we can all agree that it's a tiny bit hard. No matter what. And you mama, are on your way to creating those memories in a little bit of an easier manner than I did! haha. I'm excited that you have chosen me to capture those fleeting moments of new-ness, the memory of their sweet smell that comes back to you when you look at their photos a few years down the road and remember how tiny and precious they were. Newborns make my heart melt and I love everything about them. They are only a newborn for that first two weeks and then they start to change and grow and wake and start the long hard road of becoming who they are meant to be. They make me think of how real our Heavenly Father is and how amazing and extraordinary the creation of life is. I just wanted to end by telling you: YOU MAMA ARE AMAZING. AND BEAUTIFUL. and soon you will be going through hell and back to bring your little bundle of joy into this world (if you haven't already). You are fantastic, and incredible, and can deal with SO much more than you ever imagined. You just created AND will bring/just brought into this gloriuos world a miracle.