She Has Taught Me | Photography by Ashley Upchurch

March 8, 2018

Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0001

“My daughter’s name was chosen before she was conceived and it had been said many times before life would never be the same. The name was an abstract concept waiting to become flesh. Then she was born and I stand forever changed from the experience. To know the love of a child is to know the perfection for which all love is formed. The love of a child not only bonds beyond any depth I have yet to know, but it brings meaning to self-sacrifice, patience, and gratitude. My daughter has taught me more already than I will teach her. She has taught me the warmth of bare skin upon my chest. She has taught me the pleasure to be found in the smallest of discoveries. She has taught me the brightness within. Light not comes into her clear eyes, but rather it shines out of them. She has given me the confidence to look into the eyes of a stranger and know that they too were once innocent. She has taught me the joy of reading a simple book about a fuzzy animal. She has taught me happiness in some of the smallest places in my heart, my house and my world. She has taught me to dance easily when no music plays. She has taught me the cradle in which she is held is the strongest of bonds between two souls. She has taught me the car is sometimes my sanctuary. She has taught me what it is like to not sleep. She has taught me that bath time really is magical and always has been. She has taught me that small expressions bring great promise. My McCartney has been and always will be my greatest joy. My mind plays tricks on me and memories can be fleeting. The record of time is photography. The record of my child and me is preserved now and forever in splendid clarity.” Kristy, MotherMotherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0002 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0003

 

“I have not only had the pleasure of photographing Kristy’s family, but also Kristy’s wedding. It all began when I was contacted by Kristy’s wedding planner to help photograph her beautiful wedding. Being pleased with the images they decided to have me photograph their family a couple of years later when McCartney was about 6 months old. It’s always been a joy to work with Kristy. She’s always so kind and helpful, and I can’t forget the fact that she’s absolutely beautiful. Before kids I used to steer clear of photographing newborns and families – it was not my thing. Or so I thought. It wasn’t until I had my own babies that I realized it’s really just beautiful chaos, and I love to photograph those beautiful moments to remind mothers that we’re all in this together. It’s hard and fun and crazy and warm. It’s motherhood.” Ashley, PhotographerMotherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0004 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0005 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0006 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0007 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0008 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0009 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0010 Motherhood Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle community and publication devoted to the art of being a mother_0011

ASHLEY UPCHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY

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