“Honestly your baby changes so incredibly much during the first year, not just physically but developmentally ~This is a follow-up session to Porter’s newborn session (also featured on the Fount). I’ll be photographing his one year portraits as well! I always love seeing a baby’s first year photographs come together as a full story ~ I know seeing all of the images documenting his first year with us will be something I’ll always treasure! Already, just at six months through this first year, I am amazed at how much older my son looks since this session and how much he’s matured. It is such a gift to have these images as a reminder of what life was like then and who he was at that time. He is constantly growing, changing, and becoming more of who he will be, as is our family. Given the rapid pace of our life in this season, it is such a treasure to have images that have captured this unique moment in time.” Amy, Mother
“I felt so honored that she chose me to document her growing son in his first year of life, because Ashley is a fellow photographer. This is my second time working with she & her family and I’m already so excited to continue documenting Porter’s first year at his one year session. It’s a joy to see a mother and how much she’s changed from awaiting a child, to welcoming a child to raising a child. It’s never-ending growth. Mothers are so in love with their newborns, but are also in a totally new season of figuring it all out and learning all about that specific child of theirs. To then photograph them months later, outside of the “newborn fog,” is such a cool experience. Their babies have grown, but they have grown as mothers as well. Documenting that transition and change is something you just can’t quite describe.
As a mother myself, I know it can be easy to make a thousand excuses for all kinds of things. To be able to give a mother time to sit back and savor her family and then deliver photographs that will tell her family’s story for countless years to come is something I don’t take lightly. It’s easy to get swept up into the daily to-dos and feel overwhelmed by some of the hard days. To see a mother simply soak in her dear family, and then to give her photographs to remember how it all felt is such a gift. I spent countless hours enjoying my parents’ photos – of life before me and with me – so I also know these photographs will be a gift to her children one day. For children to have photos that tell them stories of their roots and beginnings is so very important in how they see themselves as they grow and learn about life around them.” Amy, Photographer