“I have always dreamed of being a mother. For a few years now, I have been a step-mom to 3 children , but motherhood feels completely different now with my own baby. I was extremely fortunate to have such a healthy pregnancy. I felt so powerful while my body was creating and carrying life inside of me. During the first few weeks after giving birth I found myself just staring at my baby thinking of what a miracle it is that my husband and I have created this little version of ourselves. I wonder if that sense of awe and adoration will ever fade when I look at him. (Does my mom really still look at me this way?) It’s amazing that something so small can completely change your entire perspective on life. I feel grateful for my new role as a mom; my baby boy has made me feel love in more ways than I ever knew possible.
In the time it took to get the film scans back from our photoshoot, my baby learned how to crawl. That is how quickly everything changes! I’ve been cautious of trying to embrace every moment while simultaneously realizing he’s grown over night and I somehow missed it. Having these keepsake photographs not only will remind me of how we were during these first months of his life, but will also be for him to look at when he’s older. Our photographer Teryn truly understands the special bond between mother and baby and to have these authentic moments of my son and me captured on film is a priceless gift.” Celina, Mother
“Celina is a long time family friend and I was beyond honoured to capture this stage of life for her. Having known Celina since she was a young child, I felt especially grateful to document her now as a mother while she raises her own child.
Motherhood resonates so deeply with me. Having 3 children of my own has made me so aware of how fast this time slips by. I tell myself every day: this is the last day they will be just like this. New skills and milestones seem to develop suddenly overnight. Getting to photograph motherhood in a way that showcases the beauty in a relationship between mother and child is extremely fulfilling. Witnessing my clients’ love as a family, translated into a photograph gives me tremendous joy and sometimes even brings me to tears (happy ones!)” Teryn, Photographer