i am a bit envious of all you stay home moms out there. sounds weird and you may roll your eyes, or even scoff at me when i say that. i totally understand that you don't have lots of free time for yourself, or that you have all day to do what needs to be done around the home. but there is something that i missed out on while working a full time day job, running a business, trying to be the best mommy and wife, and maintaining a household (with lots of help from my husband, of course). and i am certainly grateful for my work too. but the truth is, i am envious of the other moms you get to meet when you first have your babies, how you are there for each other, having your kids grow up together and all those playdates they have, and the best part is those ladies end up being your besties or friends for life. i've witnessed so many of these relationships amongst my own circle of friends and acquaintances. and so many of these friendships began with stay-at-home-mom groups.
while staying home with your kiddos presents many challenges, there are days that i just want to wake up with my daughter and go for a morning walk or make breakfast together. the weekends just get filled up with busy-ness and quiet weekdays seem perfect for things like that... sigh.
my friends dianna and billy recently had their second baby (and oh what a cutie he is!) and i was delighted they asked me to do a family session with their newborn. big sister evie is a doll and brother liam is the most chill baby ever.
this session really reminded me of what i shared above. it's hard being with your kids all day, i get it. but that time with them can never be given back to you if you miss out on it.
my friend, you are blessed with such beautiful and sweet children. and i pray that this time you have with them will always fill your heart with joy knowing that you were there with them...
and thank you for trusting me again with your memories! here are my favorites!
p.s. this session is a hybrid of film and digital. :)
interested in a newborn session? let's chat!