Being a mom is the most important thing you will ever be! After almost 4 months of being a mom, I am qualified to say this!
I’d like to take a moment to share a story with you.
My Mother passed away when I was 11 years old, my time with her was so short, and I never really got a chance to know her. As an adult, I realize that more and more every day and once Juliana came along, I think about my Mom every single day and wonder what my first year was like and how she handled all the changes that came along with motherhood. What really hits home though is that I don’t have a lot of photos with just the two of us. I was the third child and I am sure there wasn’t a lot of spare time for picture taking. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish all the photos of me when I was a small child, all the Easter & Christmas photos of my whole family, all the photos with my brother & sister, but I still look back and feel sad that I don’t have a few photos with just my mom.
As I stay home with our little girl, I want so badly to document the love I have for her. I am able to pick up the camera and snap some loving shots of her with her Daddy, but it’s harder to get that self time set and get back in front of the camera with baby in tow. Needless to say, most of what I get in those shots are a crying baby and a frazzled looking Mama. I would love to have some photos of the quiet moments we share, because I would love to have those photos of me and my Mom.
Over the next few months, I will be working on a personal project to promote a new type of session. I will be asking for volunteers to share your story with me and allow me to capture some of these precious moments. Whether it’s your first child or your tenth, every new born baby deserves to have photos with their mom.
I will be choosing 5 deserving mothers to work with. If you are interested in this please take a moment to comment on this blog post and let me know what you cherish the most about having a newborn baby and why you’re interested in this project. If you’re interested but would rather not share in a blog post, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or if you’re reading this and you know a deserving mom who would be perfect for this, please pass this blog post along to her!
Submissions for the 5 free sessions will end on June 5, 2014 and I will make a decision by June 9, 2014. I would love to work with each and every one of you, but I am a new mom too and want to spend as much time with my sweet newborn as I can!