She held you so tight when you were brought home from the hospital. Not knowing what to expect, she would just stare at you for hours. Watching every little breath. That was the moment you made her a Mom. Through years of tears, hugs, laughter and smiles she raised you to be the best version of yourself.
When I started looking for an image for this post I realized that I photograph more mothers than I thought. I don’t specialize in family portraits, but these incredible women are included in everything that I do.
Until I became a Mom myself I didn’t realize how selfless this job really was. I know, that sounds odd, but really it’s true. I want to say to all the Mom’s that I know personally, have photographed or met at an event: I see you. I see the tireless ways you get your little ones to sleep at a wedding reception while the music is too loud, I see you chasing your children in the lobby of the church while the couple says their vows, I see you dishing up your kid’s plates with food before your own, I see you running the whole household after a week of no sleep and most of all I see you when you are exhausted and just need a break. You put their needs in front of yours, and I see you. Though the sleepy ‘I love you’s and sticky kisses are always the best reward know that there are other Mothers who see you too and we all think you are doing a damn fine job. Celebrate you today. Even if it is just by not cleaning up the toys after the little ones have gone to bed. You are enough and you are rocking this Mom thing.
-From one Mom to another