The more and more I photograph, the more I’m inspired by the simple things in life. It’s the approach I take with newborn and babies. I love to photograph them in their own element, in simple clothes, surrounding by the people that love them the most. Often times I can do an entire session in one room with good light. By focusing on what I believe parents want to remember about their little ones, the connection between a baby and their parents, and the outpouring of love that comes from holding your little one in your arms, a session becomes easy, simple, meaningful and beautiful.
I adore photographing mothers and their children. There’s something so special about capturing that relationship in an image. It’s truth and genuine affection right in front of you. So real you just feel it! This spring I was fortunate enough to photograph this fabulous mom! She is really so much fun at her sessions. She laughs, plays, tickles, and sings to her kiddos and they just light up around her. Thank you Jessica for putting full trust in me as your photographer and always being up for anything and everything!
I can’t even begin to put into words how amazing Andrea Brakner of Lewisville/Flower Mound Younglives is. She is the salt of the earth, a light in this world, a voice for the Lord, and exemplifies the love and grace of Jesus Christ. YoungLife is an amazing organization that reaches so many of our youth today, adults walking alongside teens during one of the most impressionable times in their lives. Younglives is the branch of YoungLife that is committed to teen moms and their babies. Mentors encourage moms through the chaos of motherhood, modeling for them the love of Jesus Christ, and helping them to be the moms God created them to be.
I wanted so desperately to use the gift of photography to give back to the community I live. I’m a firm believer that God has uniquely gifted and placed me to serve His purpose and accomplish the work He gives me to do for His glory and my good. Being around these moms and their children has impacted me in more ways than I can count. This Mother’s Day I was able to photograph around 40 mommas and their babies. The overwhelming feeling of love, dedication, and connection that I saw behind the camera brought me to tears. These moms are strong, courageous, giving, and filled with love for their little ones. Just take a look…