“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”
“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.”
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new…and so in you the child, your mother lives on, and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.”
“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love.” – Maureen Hawkins
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” –Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”
I’m grateful to have captured these fun and precious moments in the park for this family who will soon meet their child #3!
Posted in A Child's Play, At the Park, babies, Children, Couples, Families, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, maternity, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Parents, Pregnancy, Spring, Sunlight, Toddlers, Twos
Tagged Children, expectant parents, Family, Life, maternity, nature, Neighborhood Park, Parents, Relationships, Toddlers
“I love you, Daddy,” in his own words and writing. Look at that pencil-holding form! And his serious focus on his task! What a memory to preserve! He’s the little guy who drops what he’s doing to run to the door and hug Daddy’s legs when he gets home from work. Who could ask for anything more?
This is a sample of my lifestyle (aka “follow the child while he/she plays for precious captures”) photography.
Posted in A Child's Play, Children, Families, Family Memories, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Toddlers
Tagged Children, creativity, Family, Life, Parents, Relationships, Toddlers
Who doesn’t like weaving spider webs for plastic spiders?
Or scraping the guts out of a pumpkin and saving the slimy seeds to roast?
Just a couple “lifestyle photos” in my Fall Family season collection! Super Fall Fun!
Posted in A Child's Play, Autumn, babies, Children, Families, Family Memories, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Redheads, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Toddlers, Twos
Tagged Autumn, Children, creativity, Family, Life, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Pumpkins Spider Webs Kid Activities, Relationships
Her great aunt wore this organza slip and dress as a flower girl about 70 years ago. She asked that I photograph her grand-niece wearing it, and this is just one of many captures as she played on her bed.
My style is simply to follow a child as he/she plays and capture the memories!
Sweet P phoned her cousins to ask them to come to her tea party. She was so excited!
Among her guests were Chloe Bunny, Barney Cabbage Patch, Benedict Bunny, and Piglet.
No one minded that this Two served tea and cookies in her pink and white slips.
A good time was had by all!
Posted in A Child's Play, Children, Families, Family Memories, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Redheads, Relationships, Snapshots, SOOC, Tea Party, Toddlers, Twos, Vintage Style
Tagged Children, children's play, creativity, cuddle and kind, Family, Life, Relationships, Tea Party