Mom Life, aka: I know you!

I’m going to take a shot in the dark (something that, by the way, photographers don’t do often*) and say that if you’re here, I think I might know you. Before you get creeped out, hear me out. Mom life.

You’re a parent, or soon to be one. You love your family, and you also sometimes want to run away from home (no judgment – same here). You’re baffled sometimes by how much you can love someone (so much it hurts) and be SO annoyed by them at the same time (have I ever told you about the time my 3rd grader took up playing the recorder? Or how my husband’s dirty clothes always seem to be in a pile on the floor right NEXT to the clothes hamper?). You feel frustrated that there’s never enough time in a day to do the Pinterest hacks/cooking/cleaning/work/playing board games with the kids/reading books/showering and actually dressing like a grown up. You know, all the things you plan to accomplish in a day. You probably haven’t had a girls’ night out in awhile. You probably look in the mirror and make a mental list of all the things you’d like to change.

Am I onto something here? If I’m right about this, then you are the reason I do what I do. It’s your family I want to photograph interacting and loving on each other in the beautiful chaos of your life. For two reasons: One, because that kind of emotion-filled, personality-rich photography is what makes my heart sing. Two, because I want you to see those photographs on your wall when your day is hard and you feel like a failure. There is so much value in the visual reminders of who you love, how you love them, and WHY you love them.

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So set aside some time, slow down life, and have fun together – you may even forget I’m there with a camera. And keep those memories on your walls for your children and grandchildren.

*little joke there. you’re welcome.

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