“To me, motherhood is by no means always beautiful, filled with laughter, or flowery. As a new mom, much of the first few months of my baby’s life was spent worrying and struggling to just figure out how to keep my baby alive while staying sane. My mind felt scattered, I couldn’t focus, I felt undesirable, and sometimes downright ugly. But slowly I began to realize that, no matter what I did, my baby would move on and grow into a new stage of life on his own time. When my son began to learn to do things on this own, even without my help, I realized that everything would be OK. I’m far from completely being able to let go, but I’ve come to truly understand what it means when people say that all babies, and all moms, are different and unique in their own way.
Now that my son is turning one, I’m beginning to truly embrace motherhood. That’s not to say that things are any easier now, but I’m coming to terms with understanding sacrificial love while trying to enjoy these special moments with my son as time quickly flies by. It’s amazing to witness your child growing up before your eyes, and even to see the transformation your spouse goes through to fit into his role as a new dad. No one is perfect and we all do the best that we can do to survive. Now that I know we will survive, I feel that I can breathe out and enjoy (loosely speaking) what is to still to come.” Suzy, Mother
As featured on The Fount Collective
As seen on The Fount Collective
Christine and I have known each other since college, and I greatly appreciate the wonderful friendship we’ve had since then. Christine has a quiet yet sincere countenance, and recently became a mother of a sweet little daughter this year. As I witnessed her as she and her husband earnestly waiting to be parents, I am reminded of Psalm 59 as Christine found refuge in God during the trials of waiting. It was an honor to photograph this family as they celebrated their gift of life! One of my favorite moments from this session was seeing both Christine and her husband tenderly loving their child, overflowing with gratitude, and filled with kisses and sweet giggles.
A vivid memory of photographing the Woos as we spent the early morning together in the crisp, cool air of autumn. The illuminating light was simply captivating as it passes through the trees' trunks and branches, making everything around it, including the parents and their baby girl, aglow.