I am SO excited to announce a new series that is coming to ABP! For the past several years, I’ve been capturing the little moments in my own home – photographing the day to day with my three buddies. Whether it was brushing their teeth in the morning, or helping me prepare a bite to eat. And those afternoons spent reading books and more books and “just a couple more please”! It’s all been captured but you know what? Not a single photo has me in it – surprise! I feel like most of us mom’s have that problem! And so, the Story of Us was created!
I want the memories you’ll cherish most to be captured so that years and years down the road, you’ll be able to look back and remember that there was so much beauty in the everyday. And honestly, there is nothing mundane about it! It’s fun to get all dressed up in the perfect coordinating outfits and those will be so treasured, but capturing the little moments, the moments that are often overlooked, can be so cherished.
I remember when I first started this photography business, I was a little bit excited to be able to provide a legitimate answer when someone asked what I did. Because a few years ago, I would’ve said, “oh I’m just a mom.” Just. That word makes me cringe now! And if you find yourself doing that too, can I remind you that what you are doing is incredible? Motherhood is your mission field. Motherhood is your greatest calling. Motherhood is beautiful and messy and full of grace. And now I look at the day to day stuff, the routine and the mundane, and see beauty. I see joy and grace and so much love. I see things that I know I want to remember forever – like the way my second biggest babe loves his blanket. He drags it along behind him almost everywhere he goes. I see how my oldest builds the most incredible lego structures. And I see the baby starting to smile. To laugh. To roll over. These images are not photos captured at family sessions. But I want you to have these images! I want these moments you don’t ever want to forget, captured! The Story of Us is your great story – let’s remember it forever.
So how will these sessions work? I’d come to your home for a good block of time – between 2-4 hours. I’d be as much of a fly on the wall as I can be, documenting the authentic moments. Do you and your kiddos like to bake? To paint? To relax on the couch reading as many books as you can get through? Do you and your sweet babe enjoy playing outside in the fresh air? Or go from toy to toy in your playroom? Your daughter falls and bumps her head and you hold her and tell her it will all be okay. Your son gets upset because his little sister took his favorite train and you’re there to show him another super cool truck. Or maybe your two sons are flat out wrestling and knock over your coffee on accident. As moms, you know it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. Things happen, tears are shed, and grace is there to pull everyone back together. And capturing all of those moments will be treasured for generations to come.
And to those of you that encouraged me to start this series – thank you! You have been rooting me on since day one, and I am so incredibly grateful for each of you!!