“These photos meant everything to us. First of all, my husband came from a family of three boys. Boisterous, wonderful, adventurous boys, brought up by the most amazingly loving and giving mother whom they tragically lost when my husband was 14. From that he has grown with an insurmountable respect for women, and the appreciation for all that they do and the comfort they bring him. He now has three of us, so for him these photos mean everything.
For us as a couple, and especially me as a mother, they also mean the world. We struggled for nearly ten years to get to two babies. We have big fertility issues and as we say, we make babies in our hearts but our fabrication department has some kinks. We were blessed to have our first Ella, after five years of trying, but the joy of being able to feel even more complete with Brynne has been overwhelming. To be able to hold my TWO babies after all these years of doing everything to get them here… it’s the most inexplicable and surreal experience. I’m so happy to have it documented.
Motherhood has been such a profound learning experience for me. No matter how ready I was for it, I could never have prepared. I am so thankful to my babies, mostly because they have taught me how to step back and think of someone other than myself. It has been truly humbling. It is really something, to suddenly realize that you care completely about someone else so much more than you do yourself. To find a balance between giving yourself, loving someone so completely and living for them, and yet still remembering to care for yourself and lead by example is really precarious. Being a good mother, I think, is making sure to love and care for yourself so that you have the reserves to care for everyone else, just as much as it is actually caring for them. In the end I think I love myself more now as a human being than I ever did before, and somehow think of myself less than ever. I feel proud. Proud of myself and all the amazing women around me, and proud of the beautiful babies that help complete our family. Ultimately this journey has fulfilled me more than I could ever put into words.” Emily, Mother
Film Processed By: The Find Lab
Mother’s Dress: Shop Pink Blush
Daughter’s Shoes: Adelisa and Co
Daughter’s Socks: The Little Wears