“This experience was very sweet and real! As my family has grown I find time escaping me! Taking photos freezes time in that moment for me to look at and look back on for years to come. I get to remember the LOVE my girls have for flowers, they could spend all their time in a flower field. Wherever we go whatever we’re doing they always find flowers and bring them home and place them in water. It’s a memory I’ll carry with me forever! Capturing my family in this young state brings me so much joy!
Motherhood was incredibly surprising and I had no idea what to expect while I was pregnant with my first child. Like most women I felt so young and naive, but when our first daughter was born suddenly everything made sense! I carried, delivered and cared for this beautiful baby girl who was suddenly my everything. She depended on me completely and I was fully responsible for her whole life. I felt incredibly proud to be a mom and had never felt so confident or secure in who I was as a woman in my life. When our second daughter was born 18 months later, life couldn’t have been sweeter or more perfect. She was this breath of peace and calming and my heart was full. When we found out we were pregnant again with our son we couldn’t have been more excited! Three beautiful babies later and we couldn’t be more filled with joy, love, peace and happiness!
Motherhood is the most real and genuine love I’ve ever felt. It is a magical, beautiful story we are blessed to write for our children. The days are filled with tender moments of comfort and encouragement, as well as adventures and memories we will all hold onto forever. The goodness, kindness and compassion we get to speak into their hearts and teach them to share with others is such an important part of motherhood. As mothers we get to give all of ourselves to them, every bit of us and when we do, even in the simplest ways, we move their mountains. We help fight their battles and pick them up when they’ve fallen down. We get to encourage them to try and try again! It’s the greatest gift we will ever be given and at times hardest role we will ever have, if we are lucky enough to be chosen. I would go to the ends of the earth for my babies and then some.” Sadie, Mother
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful this sweet little family is. Sadie has such grace and is the definition of a beautiful and patient mother. Before the shoot we talked about how much her young girls loved flowers so having their family session in a flower field was the perfect fit. The family made my job extremely easy, I mean just look at them! Rather than try and direct the family I took a documentation approach and captured the real, unscripted moments. I followed them around as they wandered within the flowers – it was pure magic. This resulted in some of my favorite photographs of a family ever. Sessions like these are truly what fuels me as a photographer! The most fulfilling aspect of photographing motherhood is how I am able to capture and document a special moment in time. These moments are extremely precious and I know the family is going to cherish the photos for the first of their lives. This is the most rewarding part of my job – being able to tell the unique stories of the mother, children and family as a whole.” Sierra, Photographer
SIERRA ASHLEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY
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