“Motherhood has brought on a whole new level of understanding to me, an understanding of what grace means from the perspective of a parent. Motherhood is rewarding in so many ways, but challenging in many too. Let’s face it, we’re responsible for raising tiny humans to grow up to be respectable, kind adults. This journey to raise respectable, kind adults creates some of the most precious moments in life. I have to remind myself all too often that it is what you make it, so make the most of it.
From the sweet grins and coos of a new baby girl, to the of giggling and roughhousing echoing down the hall from the older cousins playing, this photoshoot was unforgettable. You may have not been able to see our chaos of swaddles, film rolls, diapers, toddlers & toys in the background, but to me that chaos is what made the shoot that my sister photographed for us even more memorable. It’s not only about the precious new life in the frame, to me, but the real life outside of the frame too. These moments can seem overwhelming, scattered & trying at times, which is why images like these are so dear to me. They capture the realms of life that we always seem to wish we would have soaked up a little bit more.” Lottie, mother
“This session was very dear to my heart, as I was photographing my niece, Jewel! As with every session, I have a strong desire to create images that are loved by my clients – but I felt extra pressure in this situation, because my client was my sister! I knew that I wanted to create images that appealed to her personal taste, and knowing her so well helped in the planning process.
This time of year is particularly busy for both of us, so knowing that she would be arriving in a hectic season, I spent a few nights visiting with Lottie about the color scheme and overall feel for the photos. We decided to do the shoot at my home, because we could accommodate our older children easily, and the light was nice. Since we have a combined five children, this session was a bit out of the ordinary, as we stopped and started multiple times, but along with the photographs, we have sweet memories to accompany – a forever reminder of this sweet moment in Jewel’s story!” JoAnna, Photographer