“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. 

She never existed before. 

The woman existed, but the mother never. 

A mother is something absolutely new.”

– Bhagwan Shree Rejneesh

This quote is the epitome of what I love about maternity photography.  I get to capture the essence of women in the midst of this incredible metamorphosis.  There is no greater love than a mother, a parent (daddies love their babies too) for their children.

They call it the miracle of life but that is not a phrase or concept I truly understood until I had the privilege of participating in it, twice.

To have a human being grow inside you ..

Then suddenly –

They’re here.  He or she is a living breathing person soon to be complete with thoughts and ideas and opinions and dreams and fears and all the things we always knew to be part of ourselves, but never knew what it would be to create these incredible essences of humanity in another person.

It changes  you forever.

It changed me forever.

I forever will see the world through their eyes.  I see the hope and danger all around as it pertains to them.  I see happiness and sadness and every tiny permutation in between through them.  They make me want to be a better person always so I can be a better mom.

Cheers moms – you are all truly incredible.


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