“I’ve always known that I wanted to be a Mother. I grew up with the most amazing Mom as my role model so I had no doubt that being a mom was in my future. Jump forward to 25 years old, my husband and I had our first of THREE boys. All of a sudden motherhood looked a bit more dim than my supermom made it look like. It was tough, but as the days and years went on, motherhood became more of a joy and a way of life for me. It was a learning experience that took time and energy. The best part is, all of that time and energy that I put into it, I receive more than I could have ever imagined. I received thousands of hugs, an endless amount of kisses and countless nights of bedtime stories that ended with squeals of laughter. What more could a Mother ask for?
I’ve never done a maternity shoot, and I’m a mother of three. People are always so surprised that I’ve never done one before. I definitely wish I could go back in time and do a shoot for my other two boys because the experience and the photos are something that I’ll cherish forever. This photo session was such a joy to participate in. I never thought I’d be the mom to do a maternity shoot because I’ve never felt super confident about my body when I am pregnant. The moment the shoot began, Stephanie made me feel so comfortable and confident. I didn’t want the shoot to end. I was able to see a few glimpses of some digital photos during the shoot, and I knew at that moment these photos were going to be something that I will treasure forever.” Autumn, Expectant Mother
“Autumn, the mother, and I have been friends for quite awhile. It has been such a pleasure to walk alongside her in motherhood. I was overjoyed for her when she announced the pregnancy of her third child as I was also pregnant with my third. We have been able to bond over the happiness and also the challenges of raising three young children in todays ever changing climate. Motherhood is the hardest job I have ever had. It challenges me and pushes me in way I never thought possible but when my little ones lay their heads down on my pillow at night, say their prayers, and thank God for their father and me, I know I have done something right. This to me is the most fulfilling part of motherhood, knowing I am raising confident, loving, wonderful human beings that will one day grow up to make an impact on the world.” Stephanie, Photographer