Last weekend I had the best session! Stephanie, Jason, and their three kids met me on campus at The Hill School to shoot some family portraits. Stephanie was the winner of my Mother's Day contest and she was excited to get her free mini-session!
It was such a delight! Older brother Evan was my big helper, finding me fun places to shoot and giving me great smiles. Middle sister Emma was just beautiful. She was a bit shy to start out, but that didn't last long and she may have had as much fun as I did! And baby sister Elizabeth was just precious. She was happy as long as she was in either mommy's or daddy's arms. I was so smitten with all of them.
Take a look at a few of my favorites and you will be too! Be warned though... this post is picture HEAVY!
Thanks so much Jason and Stephanie for a wonderful afternoon. It's obvious how much you cherish your babies, and after our session together, I can easily see why.
Don't forget everyone! I'm running a Father's Day Contest right now so you can win your own free mini-session! Check out the details in the blog post from yesterday!
Hope to hear from you so we can create YOUR special memories!
Last month I offered a contest for Mother's Day. The lucky winner received a free mini session, framed gift print, and discount on her order. The results were awesome. Many of you wrote in telling great stories of the funny or sweet things your kids have said to you. You tweeted the contest, you announced it on Facebook, and you shared it with lots of friends. And last week, winning mom Stephanie and her family enjoyed that session almost as much as I did! (I'll be blogging on it this week).
Mother's Day is my favorite day! It's not just because it's a day just for me in our house (well, maybe just a little!) but because it celebrates one of the all time greatest things about my life. There has been nothing in my life as challenging, as rewarding, and as wonderful as being mommy to my three precious babies.
And so I wanted to take this time to celebrate all of you moms out there, to say "Happy Mother's Day" to all of you. I have put together some of my favorite "mommy moments" from past sessions to celebrate all of you, to share with others why I truly love what I do!
Isn't it amazing how beautiful a woman looks when she is sharing moments with her babies?
Isn't it wonderful to be witness to such transparent love and beauty?
Isn't it amazing what a mother's love can do for her children?
Isn't it such a special blessing from God to be a mommy?
Isn't it true that there is no one more beautiful and precious than your own little one?
Isn't mommy beautiful?
And on this day, I want to celebrate three special moms in my life.
First, my sister-in-law who is more like a sister, who shows me daily how to be a godly mother and who encourages me with lots of laughter and lots of love.
Second, my mother-in-law, who treats me more like her own daughter, showering me with love, and making me feel so blessed to have married into this family.
And of course, my own mother, who has made me feel like the joy of her life for as long as I can remember. She has taught me how to be mommy to my babies, and has guided me with great love and care all the days of my life. She is the greatest mom, and I am forever grateful for all she has given me. Love you, Momma.
Being a mom has been the greatest job I have ever taken on. I am sure all you moms know exactly what I mean.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. May your day be as special as you are.