Motherhood. It's the "hood" I've dwelled in since 2006, sharing my body and then my life with my boys, one by one in 2006, 2009 and 2011.
It is a journey I'll experience, one that continues to ebb and flow with the days and years and it is the "hood" I'll dwell in for the rest of my days. It's after beginning the journey that I reacquainted myself with my camera. I've documented the small moments and the big events. I have thousands of photos of my boys. Many of those photos include my husband. Very few include me. Very few have captured ME in the experience of motherhood.
My 2018 intention is to explore motherhood and make this "genre" a part of my photographic work, to experience motherhood from both sides and to attempt to capture the essence of what it means to be a mother and to catch those fleeting moments in photos. I am ready to begin this new parallel journey, photographing other women as they live in their motherhood skin and experience the ebb and flow of these days.
I had the amazing fortune of meeting the beautiful mama (pictured above and below) as she waited on her twin babes to be born. Her calm demeanor and sheer wonder at the lives she was sharing her body with and would soon meet and share her life with were inspiring. Those qualities carried into the beginning of her motherhood journey with the arrival of her babies and I was again so fortunate to capture her, this time with them in her arms, during a simple morning. I want to experience and capture more of the motherhood experience through my lens. I want to give mothers photos of the everyday. I want to give mothers photos of the experience of motherhood that is the sharing of their bodies and lives.