When I am not photographing your sweet babies and families, you can find me at home in my leggings and t-shirt homeschooling my pre-schooler and kindergartener. The rest of the day I live in my kitchen preparing countless snacks and meals for these very hungry, growing kids! I am the biggest homebody, I just love being altogether with my family talking, laughing and playing. But don't get me wrong, I get so excited for date nights with my husband, dinner with my girls and shopping for new house decor and new outfits for the family! I try my best to live my life focusing on the pure, lovely and happy moments of life. My favorite scripture in the Bible is Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things." And this is what helped lead me to photographing the beautiful, pure, natural, lovely moments of Motherhood.
Motherhood may not always be easy and glamorous but rarely do Mothers remember the messes, the crying and the tantrums. What they remember is the love, the snuggles, and the laughter. Unfortunately memes, social media and blogs everywhere focus so much on the stresses and messes of Motherhood. But those are not the things we will remember and look back on when the kids are grown. I have called my own Mother many a times seeking advice or just solace in the fact that this 'mess' of Motherhood is normal. And I'd ask her ‘Did we do things like this?’, ‘Did you feel like you were always yelling at us?’ And 99% of the time her answer is No. And I am doubtful that my sister and I were perfect angels lol. So yes those memes, quotes and lengthy blog posts about how our toddler screams when we leave the room are funny and relatable but it’s definitely not something we remember or in actuality WANT to remember. We want to remember the BEAUTY of Motherhood. That’s what I am here to capture. The true, natural, pure beauty of Motherhood.