Mothers Day 2017
I finally had my first photo session with Aria!! She’s 22 months old, so it’s kinda sad that it took me this long, but here’s to new traditions :)
We were finally able to do this because my friend Jenny (of Jenny Marie Photography) is doing Greenhouse Mini Sessions later in May and she wanted some models, so of course I said yes! It was so much fun!!
I will say though, Aria was NOT impressed and would not even LOOK at the camera! So I wasn’t able to get the traditional pictures of us looking at the camera like so many parents and grandparents crave, but I do LOVE the pictures I did get with her. They really showed off one of her defining traits and exactly what my days consist of: Busyness. And that is just fine with me!! While we all have those days where we wish our kids would just sit still and relax, I am reminded again and again that Aria has been the biggest blessing in my life; busyness and all. She has pushed me in more ways than one. Her personality is so silly and tender-hearted and it’s been such a joy to watch her grow and learn and love these last 22 months. And while she might not love taking pictures, I did discover she loves to LOOK at pictures, so there’s still hope that there’s a little photographer in her! A mom can dream, right?? :)
As Mother's Day was approaching, I’ve realized that it has officially become one of my favorite 'holidays'. For me, it is a day of reflection. Being a mom for almost two years, I look back and think of what a great mom I have, and I’m so thankful that I had her growing up and that I have her now. I encourage you this Mother’s Day to remember the woman you looked up to – whether it was your mom, an aunt, a sister, or a family friend that filled that role – and thank her for the difference she’s made in your life. I know she (or they) would love to hear about it! God works in such beautiful ways, let’s make sure we don’t pass up the opportunity to say thanks. I know I’m making my long list :)
Here are a few more photos taken by Jenny Marie Photography!
Edited by Me!