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ma·ma
NOUN
1. one’s mother (especially as a child’s term):
“come and meet Mama”

We hear this term all the time- Mama. It is often something a child says to the woman in their life, that is THE most important to them. The woman they look up to, trust, love, reach out for, their everything! Mama is love!

I am a mama to three amazing little ladies. I mean the world to them, because I give them my all! I put myself and my needs on hold many days because they are my everything and I want the best for them. But lets face it, we get lost and forget who we are some days. We hear this all the time from mothers. Their identify is “only” found within their kids. But does that have to be a bad thing? Or can it be something we embrace and be joyful in! My identify is my babies; at least for now. All too soon those little arms that still want to wrap themselves around me, will want to be independent and free of my hugs and kisses. They will always love me, but right now I get 100% of them and I am so grateful that I am Mama!

The work we are doing is so very important. The lessons we pass down, the love we give, the time we spend, it is all helping to make these wonderful little beings, amazing adults! The work we do is often thankless. It is long. It is tiresome, but man isn’t it rewarding!? Even after the millionth “one more kiss” that seems so daunting, how amazing to know they love us that much!
We are leaving a legacy for our kids, wrapped up in memories and moments they will hold deep down within their souls.

However the one thing often we are missing is the visual proof that we existed in our kids lives. Aren’t we always the ones behind the camera, trying to capture those perfect moments. Trying to soak up all the digital evidence of their childhood. But where are we? Where will our kids find us in those images?? For the most part, they won’t.
Even for me as a photographer I fall SO short in allowing myself to be IN those images. I get too wrapped up in needing the perfection, that I forget what is truly important. Me! Mama!

Isn’t it time Mama’s put themselves into those memories? To leave a legacy of Mama! Book your Mama Lifestyle session today and give your children the gift of you!

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This is one of my favorite families every!!
But I have a love hate relationship with family sessions, however this one turned it all around for me.
I generally don’t love doing family sessions, because frankly they can be harder then they should be, never go as planned and someone is always crying. I just hope it isn’t me lol.
But since this family is so dear to me, I took them on with joy!
I got the standard “look at me shots” but then I wanted to see more than that. I wanted to see them being real and not focusing on me, but on each other.
It seems so simple. Like and ah ha moment, but getting people to be real isn’t so easy all the time.
But I am finding my grove… and I love it!
What is better than capturing  a moment in time. A glimpse of who you are as a family! That is powerful and everlasting…..

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I LOVE fall and all the rich warm colors it offers!
It captures everything that makes the holiday season so special.
This little lady just happens to have her birthday, her FIRST birthday, during this magical time!
I was so excited to hear that I was going to see her sweet face 🙂
Poor little thing had a decent cold, but she didn’t let that stop her! Her personality was on full alert!!
Happy birthday little lady.

 

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This shoot was short and sweet- this was one active little man! BUT when I needed him to ham it up for me, he delivered.
My fall mini session was a perfect match for this active family!
I could have asked for better weather or a better crew to spend my late afternoon with!

 

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Once again I got to see my favorite little girl from 2013, for a holiday mini session.
Her mama and I have been friends for years!
It has been a true pleasure to see this little lady grow in her mama’s belly and then get to love on her newborn face!
So when they told me I would see them again well before her first birthday, I was thrilled!
Look at her face- you can’t resist her 🙂
OH and I can’t forget that her furry big brother, Cody, had to show up as well. I think he was less then thrilled with the attention I was giving him lol.

 

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