“This was such a special time in our lives. We were both able to take 3 months of parental leave and we just soaked it up! We are moving to Austin and wanted photos of our beautiful time living close to the beach with our baby girl. We had been trying for a family for a long time, so our baby girl is really a miracle for us. Motherhood is the most demanding and worthwhile endeavor. It means having the deepest of emotions and being awestruck most of the time!” Ellie, Mother
“This submission was photographed in Venice Beach, California. It was important to this family to capture memories of their time in the small beach city of Los Angeles with their beautiful baby girl and family dog, before a big move out of state to Texas.
It was a joy working with this family! Beach sessions can often be chaotic with so many natural elements, let alone with a newborn and a pup! Mom and Dad kept it cool and were so laid back, that it really lent to the feelings of comfort and peace that we were able to capture in these images. Ever since childhood, I have been drawn to the idea of motherhood and becoming a mother. I think there is nothing more beautiful, and no role more important, than raising intelligent, kind, and empathetic human beings. I believe it’s so important to capture all the joyful, peaceful, moments of pure bliss of motherhood, to have and to hold for the times when it does feel a lot messier. I believe photos of motherhood should always transport Mamas back to their “why,” and remind them of how beautiful, strong, empowered, and capable they are.” Caitlin, Photographer