Up until March of this year, I spent two hours a day trekking into DC to work, racking up many miles traversing the wonderful public transit that is Metro. An hour in, an hour out. Then cooking dinner, sometimes cleaning the house, and then, only if I wasn’t asleep on my feet, heading out to the gym. Don’t get me wrong- Darren helps out whenever he can, and I’ve since transitioned to an office that is ten minutes from home, which has helped a lot. But work, and life, is exhausting sometimes.
Which makes me even more in awe of the mothers that I photograph, that do everything I mentioned before, and then some. A lot of it. Mothers are: personal chefs, chauffeurs, nurses, tutors, janitors, cheerleaders, hair and wardrobe stylists, and so much more. I love your kids, but after your family sessions, I throw myself on the couch exhausted, wondering, “How do they do this 24/7?” So this Mother’s Day, I want to thank all of the beautiful mothers I have been blessed with photographing. Thanks for being a personal chef, chauffeur, nurse, tutor, janitor, cheerleader, hair and wardrobe stylist, and mother to your beautiful little ones that I also get to photograph. Thanks for getting your families dressed and showing up for your sessions, for shouting/tickling/bribing/anything for a laugh for the camera, and at the end of it all, still being able to smile and look gorgeous. You’re my superheros!