Since moving to Colorado Springs, I have focused on photographing & filming my own family. I have been taking this time to study video & filmmaking so that when I’m ready to market & take on clients again, I will be prepared to take my business down that path. Self Portraits of Motherhood is a personal project I started in April. I’ve been posting at least one photo per week of myself with one or more of my kiddos. I have also been doing MOVING self-portraits of motherhood by getting in the frame in short films with my children. You can check out my VIMEO to find those. They are so precious to me & truly are my love letters to my children. I can’t wait to offer these to other Mamas out there when I’m ready! Here are the images I posted in my 2nd month of doing this personal project…
#5 – After a meal
Having twins means doing all the normal baby stuff x2. Twice the diapers, twice the meals, twice the clean up. Baby Reed loves hand washing time. And I love doing it.
#6 – Sometimes it snows in May
Often, they get off the bus with their heavy coats packed in their backpacks & they choose to shiver as we walk home. Brrrr.
#7 – He loves to invent games
He just turned 6 years old & he makes up games ALL. DAY. LONG. I just play along & do as I’m told. I love his spirit.
#8 – Running in circles
Sometimes, chasing toddler twins counts as my workout.
#9 – A little ride
We are so glad the snow finally melted. I love these moments on a beautiful day with a beautiful backdrop & that adorable face!
#10 – Passing us by
What does one sacrifice when their life is held on pause for 10 years, while covered in snot, & while the rest of the World moves forward? What does one gain?
#11 – The chair where I nursed 4 babies
I nursed all my babies well past their first year in this chair. We didn’t intend to have 2 more. What a lovely surprise & I was so glad we still had the nursery chair.
#12 – Listening
He tells amazing adventure stories. His imagination is phenomenal.
#13 – No more tangles
She pretty much screams every time I brush her hair. She doesn’t quite get the tangles all out herself yet. One day, I know I will miss this.
#14 – Difficulty Focusing
It’s so hard to focus on little sleep. There are so many lists that are never caught up on.
#15 – Slobber Kisses
Twin 16 month olds mean lots of open-mouthed kisses & drool!
At the end of life on Earth…this is what will have mattered. You can’t go back and grab the joy from these moments if you miss them.
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Emily is a baby & family photographer specializing in documentary style photography & video story sessions.
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