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I don’t often have the chance to photograph families without an itty bitty person, but when I do, it’s so much fun!  I just love capturing those interactions between family members, especially siblings, so when my sister-in-law came to visit with her 5-year old twins I couldn’t wait to photograph them.  To focus on those relationships, we kept the clothing super simple in the studio.  We had so much fun playing games together, and I adore these images:).

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Ah, Mother’s Day.

I will admit, Mother’s Day (once I became a mother) was a very problematic day for me for many years.  It seemed like Mother’s Day brought more messes, more fighting, more tantrums about not wanting to go sing to the mothers with the other kids at church, and then even more tantrums after the singing was missed and the child couldn’t understand why we couldn’t do it all over again now that she’s changed her mind about wanting to sing.

Sigh.

Then I realized that although Mother’s Day is meant to be a day to honor our mothers, as a mother of small children it is really a day to honor your child’s attempts at honoring you.  It means possibly eating a breakfast you would never normally eat in a place you would never normally eat it.  It means discovering, via a laminated place mat with finger-painted handprints, that you are, in actuality, 74 years old, only look pretty on Thursdays, love shopping at Walmart, are always saying “go to bed!” and that your favorite food is hot dogs.  It may mean making meals, doing dishes, and picking up toys while being told nonstop by bright and shiny little faces about how lucky you are that you don’t have to do any work all day.

Once I let go of the idea that my children would all of a sudden, on the second Sunday in May, like everything about each other all of the time, discover a love for putting shoes in the closet and scrubbing dishes, and generally mature overnight, it suddenly got a lot better.  I began to remember how lucky I was to have shoes to put away, dishes to scrub and disagreements to solve.  Because all of that is motherhood too.  And I realized that Mother’s Day was most likely intended for adult children, who were now mothers and fathers themselves and understood, to honor their mothers.

So, to all the mothers in my life who have helped to raise, support, and inspire me, thank you.  To my own mom, who probably has more stories than she can count about Mother’s Day messes, fights, and other general disasters, I am sorry.  Truly.  And to my own children, I love you to absolute pieces.  I would not be nearly the woman I am without you and feel so humbled to have the honor of being your mother.

Now, I am going to play the Mother’s Day card and be a little self-indulgent as I share far too many images of my very own favorite little people:

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I’m not sure it gets any cuter than this.

Tucker, 9 months:

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On second thought, maybe I am sure.  It really doesn’t.

One of my very, very favorite things is having clients come back again, renewing those friendships, and seeing how those families are growing and changing.  This week I had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest baby girl (little sister to this little beauty), a gorgeous mama to be (you may have seen her here), and, of course, my own darling girl.  It was a girlie, lavender-pink kind of week:).

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Just by way of announcement, I will be out of the office until Monday, January 23rd.  When I get back, lots more lovely images of these lovely people:).

From our home to yours:

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Wishing you a magical Christmas season!

Love,

Jessica