A shout out to Many Mothers , an organization that helps new moms for three months, sending a matched volunteer to come and be available to hold and spend time with the babe, chat and visit with mom, fold laundry or do dishes, let you take a nap, or answer email, etc. It was AMAZING… and puts so many things into perspective. It’s hard to put into the words the shocking reality of becoming a mom, what you lose and what you gain… what you need. But, this organization gets it.
I have also, with a new babe in my world, am realizing to a new degree the importance, the depth, and the story of family. I want to return to prioritizing this aspect of my work – capturing moments that are forever life changing, deeply personal, and fleeting. I am available for family portrait sessions, photo play dates, documenting your life and love as it unfolds.
We took a birth class at The Birthing Tree in Santa Fe. It was great to talk about, share, laugh, and question what the experience of birth might be like and how to prepare for it. Shabd Simran Adeniji, co-owner of The Birthing Tree, is a nurse-midwife, Childbirth Educator, and Early Childhood Parent Educator. She is an inspiration and an amazing mama. It was awesome to get a chance to photograph her family recently.