95% of the time I talk to pregnant or brand-new mommas about their little one’s newborn session, they say something to me like, “But I don’t have to be in the photos, right?”No. Of course you don’t. But I am 100% sure that despite how exhausted, and physically not photogenic you may feel, I will be able to capture your beauty following the most miraculous thing your body has ever done: grow a brand new person! [Read more…]
Hello, dearest ones,
First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day! This has long been my absolute favorite holiday – I love the reminder and encouragement to reach out and tell my loves that they are so very loved and appreciated by me.Now, how is everyone doing out there? Are you all hanging in there? Because living in the United States these days is feeling really, really complicated. I’ve been thinking about the position I am in as a small business owner-momma and also as, well, a human. On one hand, the idea of alienating a current or potential family from hiring me as their photographer is a scary prospect. However, I really can’t stay quiet about the many hateful and intolerant acts that are happening right now and neither can Willow Baby Studios. [Read more…]
Where do I even begin when writing about this session? I’m not sure, so….
Hey Friends! [Read more…]
Hi there, dearest Mommas,
I almost didn’t get this blog post done in time because I kept nit-picking the size and order of the photos in the grids, and fretting about a momma having only one of her kids represented and one dad sneaking in because there were none with just the momma alone.In other words, I was obsessing over perfection and neatness. And if there’s ANYTHING I’ve learned as a momma myself, it’s that life – especially parenting- is so very far from either of those things. Like, miles and continents away.
So. I’m here, embracing imperfection in my work life in order to share with you something very important to me:
I absolutely LOVE working with the babies and littles I usually spend time with, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also take photos of grown up people as well! I’ve taken on a decent amount of headshot sessions, and I’m excited to share a smattering of them with you below.
yours is the light by which my spirit’s born…
you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars
– e.e. cummings
I am a momma.
After six years of this being an irrefutable fact, I still have moments where I pause in awe that this is my truth.
I feel so very lucky to be a momma.
So I present this post to you, my sweet boy.
Happy happy birthday. [Read more…]
Oh, the pups! I do adore my tiny human subjects, but I have a special spot for their older (fur) siblings. It’s so important not to let first borns feel ignored when a new baby arrives, so I always love to include them in our family photo sessions.
And so, this post is in honor of the first babies of many families….
My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies/It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.
-Unknown Poet [Read more…]
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates Ah hahahahah! What a concept to introduce to my little guy, who eagerly accepts every sticker, lollipop and flimsy prize toy offered. And I don’t blame him – new stuff is exciting! Treats are awesome! Prizes are validating! (and then getting rid of those things, well, the quote I’ve seen floating around the internet in various places – “I smuggle out broken bits of crayons like a drug lord” – rings pretty true. I’ve certainly hidden old coloring pages in between cereal boxes in the recycle bin.) [Read more…]