remember when I answered the question, “But Brooke, can you make me look good in my photos?”
I adore getting responses like this one from Emmily, and yeah it makes my “told-ya-so!” button light up in a happy dance way because if you, mama, do not look good in your photos: I promise it’s your photographer’s fault, not yours.
“Brooke, you have no idea how emotionally happy looking at these photos made me. I am not exaggerating when I say these are my favorite photos of us.. ever… even more specifically – of me. And I generally hate getting professional photos because I’m so weird and awkward (but of course, you already know that… haha).
You’ve made me sentimental and full of joy this evening. I honestly can’t thank you enough. We love you and will cherish these incredible photos forever!”
Making moms feel gorgeous and like the best version of themselves (you know, the collected one who smiles lovingly at children through beautiful windows, not the one who yells and whose three year old says ‘we can’t go out because mom’s brain hurts’…wait what? definitely not real life examples here….) is a huge part of why I do what I do.
Our lives are full of so much–the whole swing of glorious-enlightened-super-mama to i-cant-do-this-one-more second and we remind ourselves enough of the latter. Photos are your time to shine in the most beautiful threads running through the whole vision of who you are and who you’re becoming. Sounds like a tall order for a photo to satisfy right? But photos have done that for me over and over, reminding me of my best self and who I want to be–for my family, for myself, for the worrrld yo.
Alright, I’m waxing soap-boxy so I’ll get to the photos of this family, with adorable busy totally two-year old cute cute Theo who’s crazy for cars and running water and running away (kinda like 100% of the other two year olds I know wink) and hard working loving parents (you must check out Emmily’s work, she is incredible).
ps one more thing:
Mamas, give yourself grace. You have enough time, energy, and capacity to do everything that is necessary. Not everything that you wish you could do, or everything that someone else wants you do to, but everything that is necessary. (And heaven knows I’m preaching this to myself as much as anyone.) The most essential will come through, and it will have your loving fingerprints all over it.
And HI if you’re still here reading you are probly interested in a family session and I would love to send you all the pricing + scheduling details so let’s chat about your family session, friend.