All Grammy wanted was a “cute picture of the grandkids in pjs”. I’d say we knocked that goal out of the park. I’ve been so grateful for the family at Minter’s Farm, here in Fayetteville, GA that have opened their home and property to allow us to create these beautiful memories.
Our Sunday evening was overcast and windy and while no one was excited about their hair flying in the wind, the temperatures made for perfect snuggle weather. If you’ve ever met me you know I will gladly accept any excuse for a snuggle fest or a tickle fight.
I’m sad that 2018 is coming to an end because December is always so much fun. My calendar is filled to the max with families looking to take a break on life and reconnect. I’m lucky enough to have the pleasure of helping make those memories happen and capturing their story for years to come.
I worked full time as a 5th grade math and science teacher when my first two children came along. Within those first two years, my husband and I sold our house, switched jobs, and moved to a new city. Life with 2 under 2 was definitely an adventure. Add to that the stress of work and moving, and let’s just say that the stress wasn’t kind to my body. The lack of sleep and poor nutrition didn’t help in keeping my body nourished, so while I nursed and pumped for my babies, each pumping session took its toll. I called consultants, I messaged friends, I power pumped, I spent hours feeding questions into google….but no matter what I did, I struggled to nurse.
I loved those moments with my kids (1 year with my daughter and 9 months with my son), but each day was a struggle to produce enough for them. It was my greatest desire to nurse them for a year and it was only with a lot of support that I came close to meeting those goals.
This time around with my third is a whole new story. I moved to Georgia and left my teaching job to pursue photography full time. Through this adventure I met lactation consultant, Charity and her sweet boys at our Black Breastfeeding Week event with The Latch Pad.
She has devoted her body and energy into nursing twins for almost 4 years. It was such an honor to capture these beautiful moments for her. Approaching their 4th birthday, she knows these precious moments are coming to an end and she wanted to celebrate her success with a photoshoot.
Congratulations Charity! You are an inspiration to mothers everywhere.
Next Day of Motherhood Mini Sessions with The Latch Pad will take place October 7, 2018! Spaces are limited so book today. Special swag bags for all mamas.
It brings me so much joy to be able to capture moments like this. As a mother of 3, I know the chaos of raising a family. The early mornings, sleepless nights, and endless days that all magically become years in the blink of an eye. The beauty of these motherhood sessions pulls on my heartstrings as I think back to the quiet moments of nursing my own littles. My 3rd is still breastfeeding, but at 9 months old, he is rapidly seeking independence and I know these quiet moments are fleeting.
Thank you to this gorgeous mama for braving a summer session. That morning light and breeze make it all worth it here in Peachtree City, GA.
Tonie had written me months ago asking if I would be in Florida anytime soon because she was hoping to schedule a session to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. She wanted something fun and colorful. She envisioned a graffiti wall and after weeks of trading dates and ideas, we realized we weren’t going to be able to sync up our calendars and the likelihood of find grafitti in St. Augustine was slim.
I came to Florida and while driving through town, drove by this beauty! I pulled over on the side of the road and sent a message letting her know that this gem had been found and I’d be in town for one more day. Lo and behold, she was free and we brought her vision to life.
Her boys are young and strong willed and that night they took control of our session. While we lacked a lot of the poses Tonie wanted, we captured the real genuine beauty of her family.
Happy Anniversary! You’ve created such a beauty family.
Tucked back on 7 acres in gorgeous Newnan, GA, I had the pleasure of celebrating Grandma and her beautiful family while she was in town from Arizona. While distance keeps her visits less frequent than she likes, thees kiddos only have eyes for Grandma.