“These photographs mean so much to me! It was a Mother’s Day shoot and Talia made the day so special. Having my mom by my side was so incredible – having two daughters of my own and now being able to share in this moment with my mom was almost surreal. It felt like an “I made it” moment; it felt like I had come full circle. Pure joy. Motherhood has been the most rewarding, challenging and joyful seasons of my life. As I welcomed my first and second daughters into this world, I realized that my heart could truly expand and hold an incredible amount of love for these sweet babies of mine. Motherhood, It’s a quiet burden at times, and I find such strength when I lean on my faith and trust in something much bigger than I am.
Whether you are a mother, quietly waiting to be a mother or don’t plan to be a mother you can resonate with the how fleeting time is. It is the one constant we have, an assurance that the clock will keep on ticking and the sun will rise yet again. As a mother of two girls, I try and write down or photograph every little detail that I can. Their tiny hand dimples, the dimples on their soft cheeks, their soft eyelashes. I know that if I can see their tiny features in writing or in a photograph, it won’t feel as bittersweet as time grows them. A photograph can act as a portal to that exact moment in time, taking me back to that sweet moment and flooding me with joy.” Kyleigh, Mother
This was my second time photographing Kyleigh and her beautiful girls. Kyleigh’s sweet husband surprised her with this motherhood session as a part of my Motherhood Event for a mother’s day gift, which I think is just the sweetest most thoughtful gift a momma could ever receive! We had a very laid back session in my cozy in home studio- the girls, Finnley and Geneva, were so calm and sweet. They snuggled right into their mom and I could tell that she is not only the center of their world, but their true place of comfort. As I was photographing them, the girls required very little posing- they cuddled up to their momma the way they would at home where normally there would be no one there to see it or capture it. And those became some of my favorite moments from this session.
Photographing motherhood is everything to me. During each session, I always put an emphasis on getting great shots of mom with her children. I am a mom myself, to two sweet babies, and I also happen to be someone who has lost her own mother at a very young age. Photos are my only way to see my momma’s smile. When I look back at them, I can feel her love live on in my heart. And that is exactly why photographing moms is so important to me. The photos we take now will someday be the only tangible way for our children to see us and feel us. I tend to be a very sentimental person and watching my children grow is one of the greatest honors of my life. There’s one thing all mothers know to be true; our babies grow up so so fast. There will be a “last” for every stage. One day, they will sleep through the night and not need us until morning. One day we will set them down and never pick them up physically again. One day those kissable little toes will be big adult feet and definitely not kissable. These are the things that I feel so compelled to capture for my clients. The fleeting details of the way they hold your hand, the way they look up at mom, the way she holds them and they’re so tiny in her comforting arms. My photos are made for the moms, but someday, they’ll be for her children.” Talia, Photographer