I am SO excited for these sessions! This is a new project for me, and it’s a concept that I'm really passionate about. As mums we often lead such hectic lives, that it can be hard to find a moment to savour and appreciate the wonderful bond we have with our children. The bond and love between a mother and her babies is so incredibly beautiful.
If you’re anything like me, you’re always the one behind the camera in family photos, and rarely ever make an appearance in them. Mostly I’m happy about this because I hate my picture being taken. I’ve recently been reminded in many ways, that life’s moments are precious. I want to be in more photos with my children, and I would love for those photos to capture us being us. I’ve taken on a personal project this year on self portraits of motherhood. It’s been a huge challenge as I hate seeing myself in pictures as Ive been battling weight issues, but in the end its not for me, its for my children to see our love for each other and that I was actually there in their life. They grow up way to fast and I will not stand by and continue to let this happen and not be in photos with them I want to have those family heirlooms with me in them, blubber and all.
That is where my idea for Motherhood Mini-Sessions came about…with the recent buzz around mothers day, its perfect timing to celebrate mums. Give yourself a gift that will keep on giving to you years down the road. This is what is at the heart of my celebrating Motherhood photo sessions. The idea that moms are incredible women who have embarked on such a beautiful journey with their little ones. The idea that the laughs, cuddles, hugs, and kisses are all moments that deserve to be remembered. The idea that motherhood deserves to be CELEBRATED all year round and no matter what season of motherhood you’re in. Another thought is as much as I’m making a conscious effort to have more photos with my own children, I’d love some with my own mum just as much.
So it doesn’t matter if you’re a mum and your little ones are young, or if your children have moved out and have a family of their own, or if you’re a mum, and you want to schedule this session for you and your own mum…I will make this session work for you.
I’ll still be taking a documentary approach to these types of sessions. I love documentary style photography and this is where my passions at, simply observing and capturing the sweet, simple moments that make up everyday life.
Get creative…like I said, I really want this session to be about you and your kids. I’m thinking if it were me, I might bake our favourite banana bread, or reading my children’s the books they love most, and capture our snuggles and stories. Maybe you want to head out and grab some ice-cream from your favourite cafe, or do you have a special game or toy you love to play together…maybe it means taking a little walk together, or just hanging out being YOU. That is what this is all about, and what I really hope to capture for you - your motherhood story. I want you to be able to hold onto beautiful moments with your babies, through images that I know you'll love and cherish forever. I want them to capture the joy, peace, and fulfilment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits.
Sessions will take half hour doing one of your favourite activities. If you have questions, please let me know. Otherwise, email me to schedule your session today!
I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite photos I’ve taken over the last few months of mum’s and their kids.