Parenthood can be a challenging gig at times, but I'm pretty sure that 'drop the mic parent moment' is when your baby laughs and you're the reason behind it... this is arguably the best feeling in the world, because I know there are other ones up there; their first steps, when they hold your hand, when they finally fall asleep after 527 verses of rock-a-bye.. but in all the years I've photographed families - one of the most beautiful things to me is when a parent knows just exactly what to do to get their kid to laugh. I mean, they will do almost anything! They'll jump up and down and trot like a pony, they'll make crazy faces - doesn't matter how ridiculous - they'll do it! They know the favorite song, the best scene from a favorite show or book, the favorite silly face, the perfect tickle spot - all the things only a mommy or a daddy know that can turn on that infectious giggle... and it makes me fall in love with the families I photograph every_single_time.
I've known the mama to these two beautiful babies for many years and I can't say I've ever seen her look more beautiful or happy! Yup, she wears motherhood pretty darn well. I had so much fun with these guys! It is a feeling indescribable to see how much love children have for their parents and vice versa. I can't say it enough how much of an honor it is to get to capture these sweet blips in time! <3