Yesterday Katie and I went into the studio to capture some Mommy and Me moments before my Seabrook sessions start. I bought this new quilt throw blanket and I wanted to put it to the test before I included it in any sessions. First, I LOVE it. The colors are beautiful and it brings me a sense of home that I had forgotten.
Creating these images, I was reminded of my Mother and Grandma. I often find when something is speaking to me, it's because it reminds me of them. My memories bring me comfort, with a hint of heart ache, but they always leave me with a smile. I'm thankful for my little reminders which leads me to my big question......What will bring my children comfort someday?
My mind was racing with these thoughts this morning and I had 3 images come to mind. I don't have a lot of childhood images but I do have these 3 that mean the world to me. All three images are when I was little and I'm being held by one of my parents, I'd say I range from newborn to about 4 years old. Each image was capturing a moment of connection and it's so priceless. The overwhelming sense of love is humbling. When you become a parent, you finally understand the love your parents have for you. Sadly, my parents were gone before I could have that moment with them.
That loss fuels me to capture my own moments with my children now. I need them to be able to look through my pictures and to see my story, all the love that I felt for them and how much of my life was centered around that. That is what drives me to do what I do. I have an overwhelming desire to make sure other Moms are able to document their lives with their children. What greater love is there?