It might seem, with these motherhood sessions I've decided to do, that I love kids and babies and the thought of one day becoming a mother myself.
In fact, becoming a mom may be one of my biggest fears. It's something I've never been able to picture. But through these mornings spent documenting the normal, everyday life of a mom and her kids, I'm able to quite literally picture what motherhood is really like. To be an anthropologist of sorts, a fly on the wall. Someone once said to photograph what you're curious about and that's exactly what I'm doing.
And that's why these images are so meaningful to me - every beautiful, comical moment is like God nudging me, saying, "See? You could do this." I see so much of myself in these photos that I would print them and hang them on my own wall; they represent the pure fun of having kids that I can only hope will be present as I mother my own kids one day.
This morning with the Laver family was especially fun for me. Maddie is one of the funniest, smartest little kids I've ever met and I was stifling giggles behind my camera the whole morning. It was such a joy photographing this loving, sweet family.