If you’ve ever read the “About Me” section of my website, you know that my passion for photography was ignited by old photo albums and photographs. I eventually found my way behind a polaroid camera and would save up my allowance at weeks at a time to be able to buy all the film. I fell in love with the most unique thing about this art form – the ability to bring you right back to the feelings and smells of when a particular image was captured. I was still a little girl when my beloved Poppi (and giver of my first Polaroid) passed away. The memories of our time together faded, but the pictures of our love remained, and had the power to bring me right back to our special connection. This is what I always hope to do for my clients – not only to create fine art for your walls, but to create art that will be heirlooms to future generations and bring everyone that sees them right to that moment. Never has this passion been so strong as when I first became a mother. I realized very quickly that it was easy to forget what it felt like to carry my baby girl in my belly, to feed her in those first few days…to forget that sweet baby smell. Over the last few years as a CT Newborn, Maternity and Family Photographer, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of spending time with expecting mothers, brand new mothers, and grandmothers, and I clicked away for them. I clicked away for their hearts and for their children and grandchildren’s future hearts.
This is my first of many black and white series, and I thought that there was no better time than Mother’s Day weekend to show this collection to the world. Motherhood is insanely gorgeous. My favorite quote about this particular journey comes from Elizabeth Stone :
“Making the decision to have a child – it is MOMENTOUS. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”
Happy Mother’s Day to the woman waiting for the call to finally get to adopt her precious new baby. Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who is 3 days past her due date, just begging for today to be the day. Happy Mother’s Day to the almost mom of two, who is wondering how on earth her heart will grow enough to love another like she does her first. Happy Mother’s Day to the grandmothers and great-grandmothers who give all of us new moms hope that it is possible to to actually live with our hearts outside of our bodies. And Happy Mother’s Day to my own mama. Without her love and constant support of my dreams, this post, this business, these images, would not even be here.