“Motherhood intrinsically affects every part of a woman. Your body, sleep, mind, heart, soul and expectations are stretched and challenged in the never-ending cycle of care required of you. But in the dying to yourself so that someone else might live, you enter a world of joy so rich and excitement so authentic. How is it even possible to be this wildly enthralled by the coos of a baby or the surprises of a big kid? It is exquisitely beautiful, and in moments, simultaneously impossible. In all its ups and downs, motherhood is sacred.
These girls are one of my greatest treasures, and their simple existence has ripped apart my inner being and woven someone new. How incredible, to be so greatly changed by something so little! As they continue to grow and their physical needs become less dependent, my work will shift as I help them navigate the world and cultivate what matters. Although I don’t know what joys or hardships lie ahead for them, I am so thankful to be on this journey together.
I have never been more aware of time’s impending march forward, so images like these capture the essence of my heartbeat in a season that will someday be a memory. They won’t always fit on my hip, so I’ll gladly keep them close while I can. They are precious and priceless, and so is this mama gig!” Gina, Mother
“I absolutely loved working with this family and I’m so grateful they chose me to capture such a precious moment in their lives. They were all so warm and welcoming and immediately warmed up to my camera. Their two beautiful girls were outgoing, friendly and easily offered their smiles. It was apparent that these little girls are their mother’s greatest treasures.
One of the things I find most fulfilling about photographing motherhood is being able to capture mother and child just as they are in a certain stage of life. Having children of my own, I look back on images of them and it takes my breath away to see how much they grow and change, even in just a short amount of time. It truly makes me want to hold on even tighter to this stage of life I’m in, even though it can be overwhelming and exhausting at times. There is nothing like the love of a mother for her child. I’m so grateful to be able give images to each mother that I photograph, so that they can them look back on and remember and hold on to for forever.” Susan, Photographer