“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is!”
I just adore this quote because it couldn’t ring more true if it tried!
I’m a boy mama and there is no love out there like the love a little boy has for his mother. It is something so special and so dear that I just couldn’t describe if I wanted to. There just are no words in our language. So the best I can dream of possibly doing is to capture it in images.
But ya’ll… that love between a mother and a daughter… gahh!
One of my best girlfriends was recently blessed with the most delicious little squishy baby girl! She is a dream!
She has the coolest little boy so she understands that boy love that I was talking about above, but now… now she gets to experience the mama daughter love and I could not be more happier for her!
One of the best parts of being a photographer is being able to give the gift of “love” to those I love. I know that sounds silly but it’s why I actually fell in love with photography in the first place.
When I pick up my camera I see the world in a different light. I actually see the bonds of love through that lens. I feel things stronger and more intensely than I do when I am without that camera in my hands and I can actually put those feelings into something tangible. I can put those feelings into something that those on the other side of that lens can hold and see and touch for as long as they wish to visit those moments!
That is something that still to this day will give me goosebumps, will bring me to tears, or make me laugh… whatever emotion that I felt at the time will come right back up to the surface again. That is the gift that photography can give! It’s amazing to me.
And that is what I wanted to do for my friend Colleen!
We took maybe 10 minutes… something simple and sweet. It wasn’t too formal and it wasn’t planned. It was just a snapshot out of her morning in her bedroom. Just the two of them together!
Something to hold on to in the moments when baby E changes and grows. Something to remember when she isn’t quite so little anymore or when she becomes a mom herself one day!
But for right now… just capturing their normal!