It rained a lot in April. Like a lot a lot. Once the rain [finally] let up and I got to host my Mother's Day Mini Sessions! And man, oh man, these sessions make my heart so happy. I very much believe mothers have got to get in front of the camera with their kids (and grandkids for those grandmas). And I've come to this conclusion after NOT getting in front of the camera with either of my kids, especially my oldest, as babies.
I know. I take photographs for a living and I have hardly any pictures with my kids. What's up with that? I was more worried about capturing their sweet little faces, milestones and every day life than handing my camera or iPhone off to my husband to jump into frame.
That, and in typical female fashion, I was concerned about what I looked like. I had all the excuses -- I wasn't happy with the extra baby weight I hadn't shed, I didn't have any make up on, my kids didn't need a picture of me here, I didn't want to appear vain etc...
But, it doesn't matter. It. Does. NOT. matter. You know why? Because our kids don't see our weight, our messy hair, the circles under our eyes or even those "work out" clothes we've worn two days in a row. They see the person they know they can always count on. They see their rock. They see laughter and joy. They see unconditional love. They see the things we SHOULD see in ourselves.
My new year resolution for 2017 was to get in pictures with my kids so, I wanted to offer a mini session that's sole purpose was to capture that mother/child and grandmother/child relationship and help mamas get in photos with their sweet little ones.
I loved watching all these ladies snuggle their kids and see the smile spread across all their faces. The candid shots are always my favorite -- I love catching the real relationships and emotions. It pulls at my heartstrings and I hope it does the same for my clients. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while editing these minis. I think I might have the best job ever.
To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day.