I always go back and forth between wanting to be a rock star boss/business babe and then feeling my heart so pulled towards being all in as a stay at home mom for my boy! There’s a gift that is so grand and so generous in being able to stay at home with your child and sometimes that overwhelms me in the most beautiful way. Does this ever happen to you? Everyday life as a mom can be a joy and overwhelming but it’s always soo good.
I love my job as a photographer and it’s because I am home as a mom that I realize what a gift it is to be able to shoot children and families the way that I do… but there is a hustle that isn’t quite in me at this day and time. Linc is so small and these years, though they may seem long are actually all too short and I want to make sure that I am present for every second of them.
It was about a month or so ago that I realized I needed to be more present in documenting our every day life. When Linc was little, I was so great at this! I was making beautiful albums and documenting all his stories and days in a way that really captured our family of three. Somehow, in the busy hustle and bustle of growing my business, I guess I lost my way in shooting my own family. I realized when I sat down to start his album this year, that I was missing a huge chunk of time and images to match.
Growth is great but being busy for busy sake can burn you out and trying to keep up with a pace that just isn’t meant for you can do more harm than good!
So this is where I realize I naturally step back every now and then and you know what… that’s OK!
I found my love for photography and my purpose when I was shooting my own family and so getting back to those roots is just what I needed! I promised myself that I would carry my camera with me again and keep it out around my house so I could document our days…. the good, the bad, the boring and the exciting! Whatever the day may hold, it was ours and it deserved to be recorded!
You know what I found friends?!
There is such a beauty in the ordinary! There is silly in the downtown and there is love in the stillness. I realized that you can truly learn about how beautiful your life is when you take the time to photograph it every day.
Our lives are imperfectly good and having physical evidence of the day teaches you about gratefulness and love and appreciation!
So whether you are a photographer or a mama bear who happens to find this blog, I encourage you to step out and capture a moment of your day every day if you can! It will show you so much and you will be so thankful that you have that moment!
A moment that lets you know… hey, what an imperfectly good life we are living!
“Coffee” (First tastes of swiss miss hot chocolate)
When water balloon fights go wrong… or Linc just takes one for the team!
Birthday Bad Ass
Life Lessons -Consequences…. Everybody poops and someone must pick it up!