enjoy these from a recent session in sunny portland!
(didn't expect that adjective, did you?)
these two make me melt!
i really think i'd give this one anything he asked for.
(he may be on to me.)
and what mama wouldn't love this one?
to have her face framed by her daughters embrace!
it reminds me so much of this article called 'the mom stays in the picture' by allison tate:
(thank you daisy for sending it my way!)
the friend above is a photographer herself
and like many of us, stays behind the camera most of the time.
but read this below from the article:
it's true. so much of what makes us GREAT as parents often remains unseen.
even to our children.
so why not be in photos with them?
or book that shoot you've been dreaming of having?
i know it takes bravery to put yourself out there and get in the photos,
but just in case you need a little more motivation, read below:
I'm everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me them. Someday I won't be here -- and I don't know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now -- but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.
when i began this journey as a family photographer,
i had no idea how many women would feel so uncomfortable being in photos.
it's honestly been heartbreaking to watch women beat themselves up.
i think that's why i love what allison has to say.
taking photos with your kids is one more way
to leave a lasting impression of love on them.
you are, after all, perfectly their mother. ;) (or father.)
have a happy friday all!!