“I had the privilege of meeting the love of my life at a young age. We got married after three years dating and our first daughter arrived a year later. She was and is a gift and is going to be the best big sister to the second baby we’re expecting, due this coming September. I always knew my role in life was to become a mother but it certainly has exceeded my expectations. It has its rough moments as any important job, but if you see them as a blessing even those hard phases become beautiful. I couldn’t conceive motherhood without my husband by my side, though. With him everything is possible. And fun!
To me, motherhood and fatherhood are the biggest expressions of generosity. You give your body, your time, your strength, your income, your thoughts and all your capacities unconditionally without expecting anything in return. As marriage, motherhood and fatherhood are also the greatest expressions of love. To me, motherhood is a gift, a blessing from above. I won’t dare to give any advice, but to be the best person oneself and love your marriage and family more that you love yourself are the best tips to success in this wonderful path that I have ever received.
As a photographer myself I never get to be in front of the camera and I can honestly say that this session was a wonderful experience for the whole family. Having Lena take our pictures was a pleasure! She is a dear friend of mine who I’ve worked closely with for the past couple of years and I couldn’t have imagined a better professional for us. Life flies and we have to make the most out of it, and this experience was one to remember. To think that my kids will look at these pictures one day and see their parents in their youth and their tiny version gives me giggles.” Blanca, Mother
“I have known Blanca for a couple of years. She’s also a wedding photographer and we do shoot weddings together. However, the most important thing to me as that I can call her friend, not only a colleague. During the past years we have shared funny moments working on weddings, we’ve talk about everything: family, hobbies, religion, work! Blanca is very interesting and many-sided person. Last October when little Itziar turned 1 year, I told Blanca that I would be happy to take photos of her family! I should say that taking photos of families makes me happy, seeing how they interact, how they have fun and how they love each other is so fulfilling. Blanca’s family was not an exception, especially it was such a pleasure to capture her special connection with Itziar.
Though I am still not a mother myself, I think there is nothing better than being a mother. It is something so special, so inspiring and at least for me, it’s something difficult to describe. That’s why I think all women should have these priceless memories with their kids.” Lena, Photographer
LENA KARELOVA PHOTOGRAPHY