Each mama has their own, natural way with their children. Some of us are silly and playful, some are real active and vocal, others are quiet and strong. These are all excellent qualities. I tend to lean on the silly and loud side. In our house, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. This isn’t always an advantage. This session’s mama is in the quiet and strong category and a big part of me wishes I had more of that meekness in me. Her children can rest in it and their home was peaceful. I’m also under no illusion that ANY home is always like that. Life with littles in hard and we all reach our limit. I love when I get a glimpse of families whose flavor is seasoned with that gentleness I so long to taste. It is everything “home” to me.
I’ve been holding onto this beautiful session for a while. I photographed Sarah and Harbor a few months ago and was completely honored when my favorite motherhood online publication accepted my submission for a feature on their blog. It’s such a stunning session and I’m so excited to be among such a beautiful collection of motherhood photographers with a likeminded heart for motherhood and its role.
Please go take a look at my feature on their site and then get lost in all the beauty that The Fount Collective shares. I share my heart for photographing motherhood there and I’d love for you to read it all. Here’s a tid-bit:
“I am passionate about photographing motherhood because I am passionate about the sacred roles of motherhood. Something miraculous happens in our hearts when we have a baby to call our own. A part of us is made awake that seems to have been resting. A dormant, secluded section that, once aroused, quickly seeps to overflowing all other areas of our heart.”
This was a hearty session for me to photograph. I’ve known Sarah since she was in high school and she interned with the middle school youth group at our church when my husband (boyfriend at the time) was the youth pastor. It now seems like a lifetime ago. She and her amazing husband welcomed their first baby into the world in June and he is perfection. I am loving watching Sarah become a mother.
To book your own newborn, in home session, contact me at any point in your pregnancy and I can pencil in your due date in my calendar.
This role of Motherhood is so much more powerful and beautiful than we all believe. Can you remember being small and scared and just knowing that everything would be okay if you just had your mom? It’s so much that mothers do, and so much that they are that makes them and their role so beautifully necessary. This series, a new mother beaming with joy for the little ones she’s surrounded with, so in her role, arms full of squirming, crying babies. I’m overwhelmed by it. If you’ve had the occasion to be in her role, you may be overwhelmed too. I find this series of images so powerful and moving.
Christina, thank you for allowing me to photograph another beautiful baby boy.
Okay, so… my little family welcomed our own little newborn into our fold just four weeks ago. In true “newborn mom” style, I am just now getting around to sharing some of the pictures from my “big camera” that I took of him at two weeks old. I, like so many of my clients, want to remember all of the little tiny details of my sweet baby boy. There are sure to be more pictures of him as we grows. We are so in love and are trying to take it all in and remember each sweet smell and each passing phase. I am, myself, reminded that it all goes much too quickly.