“I adore these images that Chelsi and Justin captured, not only for what they presently convey, but also for the fact that they mean I made it through all the difficult months leading up to them. Pregnancy for me has not been a cherished experience, it’s been some of the hardest, darkest months of my life in which I’ve battled depression, sickness, and false diagnoses. When pregnant, I am far from a glowing picture of maternal beauty; I’m a barely functioning girl wondering to herself how it’s even possible to make it through nine whole months. But with one look at my newest son I felt immediately how it was worth it all and that I’d go through it again in a heartbeat. I also feel a grand sense of accomplishment, like “look at him! I worked so hard for him and here he is, this beautiful soul!”
And as for summing up life with two little ones, this poem by Tyler Knott Gregson says it perfectly:
“I had no idea it would be this much.
I had no idea I could handle it.
I had no idea how beautiful it all actually is.” Carissa, Mother
“Carissa is a fellow photographer herself and her home was abundant with light and love. Being parents ourselves, being able to capture intimate moments that we know disappear so quickly is so important to us. We share a similar aesthetic with Carissa and her husband – simplistic, organic, natural light filled home… so we were beyond happy when she contacted us to photograph her family in their home after the arrival of their second son- Theo. Her beautiful historic house immediately felt like home after stepping inside and we loved spending time with her and her sweet family during this session.” Chelsi and Justin, Photographers