I wanted to take some time now to pause and wish all the moms, moms-to-be, and moms-in-waiting out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! Being a mom at any given time is not an easy job, but this past year, with all its challenges, has intensified the role of a mom in a multitude of ways.

Many of us have had to assume the role of full-time caregiver, educator, and household CEO, while trying to maintain and grow our careers. It’s exhausting just to type that out! 

However, I’ve also found that if I paid attention and looked for them, the joyful moments this past year were also more significant as well. When else could I have spent so much time with my boys, tuning into what they’re learning at school and witnessing what amazing little humans they’re becoming?

Now that I’m 10 years into this journey, I know the years pass quickly, and I will be forever grateful that I was privileged enough to spend so much quality time with them.  

As I shot our Motherhood Mini Sessions this year, I was so excited to see these moms just rocking motherhood. It was apparent in the way they looked at their children, the way they engaged their kids to get them to smile for the camera, and the way they calmed their little ones down when they got restless.

I’ve known some of these women for years—photographing their engagement, wedding, maternity, and newborn baby shoots—and I’m so grateful that they entrusted me to continue documenting their journey through motherhood as well! Happy Mother’s Day everyone—I hope you all take some time this weekend to reflect and recharge—you deserve it!