Self portraits of motherhood
I needed to see that it was beautiful, this thing that I did everyday. The mess, the tears, the dedication, the love.
I started 2019 with the goal of photographing myself with the kids. At first I just wanted some photos with me in them, pretty simple. The memories of motherhood are so precious to us, that often we stand behind the camera making sure every detail is documented, then look back at a years worth of images and realize that Mom was only in three of them. Then, after I captured a few I began to see how beautiful the ordinary looked. The toys in the yard, the mess on the floor, the dishes on the counter - it was all part of what I really wanted to remember - real life.
I hope that seeing me and my family in these photos inspires you to step into a frame and in essence, freeze time.