4.09.2014

she really is incredible


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this girl. she amazes me everyday. 

we took a walk to our local coffee shop to sip on some iced coffee. on the way she notices the bamboo growing and stops as if she is taking in every detail, closes her eyes and takes a deep breath in. 

like i said, she amazes me.

4.03.2014

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i am always complaining that i don't have any good photos of myself. partly because i refuse to get my photo taken thanks to issues with my flaws. this is a little project dedicated to loving myself ♥ one photo a week for a year. let's hope i can keep up. i never finish these projects.

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the beautiful things in life

i was nursing my *almost* 11 month babe to a dreamy land while editing photos in the wee hours of the morning when something in my peripheral vision caught my eye. it was lovely and beautiful and real. it was us. she and i. it was our reflexion in my big mirror next to my desk.

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{shooting at 1 am is tricky. ISO 6500, 1.8 aperture}

i stared at us for a while, inspecting everything i saw. normally when i stand in front of the mirror i see the imperfections. the muffin tops and saggy boobs. the cellulite and pale yellow complexion. i try not to but i do. but this time was different. i saw a mama who loved her baby with everything she had to give. i saw the way this mama rested her hand so gently on baby's head. i saw those glorious marks left by each little human she carried for months. 

it was empowering. i felt beautiful. BEAUTIFUL! 

so this is for you. 

the mama who stands in front of the mirror inspecting each and every imperfection. 
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 

the mama who sits in totally uncomfortable and awkward positions just to cover up the belly fat.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. 

the mama who lifts her arms high above her head in front of the mirror wishing her breast were that much "perkier". 
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

the mama who refuses to wear shorts in 90 degree weather because of that cellulite you just can't seem to get rid of. 
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 

the mama who sits in the floor and cries in a store dressing room. 
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 

and don't forget that dammit. 

3.08.2014

Ellie+Boomer:Engagement Session

i get to shoot their wedding. be jealous. 
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