This year marked our second annual Mother’s Day event and it is definitely a tradition we will be keeping up because we just love it so much!
We thought we’d share a little bit about why these sessions are so close to our hearts and share a few of our favourite images from the day.
First of all, we are moms ourselves, so we know that we tend to be the one behind the camera 90% of the time. We’re all guilty of this. But we also know how important it is to exist in photos. Having meaningful images of you and your children is wonderful for you, but you’re also doing it for your children and one day, for theirs. What a gift to be able to see how much their mama loved them and to watch themselves grow and change over time.
On a bit of a selfish note, we really love our new digs and love sharing this space with you! The Grain Shed Studio has been a labour of love converting a dusty, pigeon poop filled grainery into our photography studio. There is not a single part that hasn’t been scrubbed, nailed, painted, insulated or otherwise laboured over by the two of us in some way. We spent every spare moment last fall slipping, sliding and crawling through our lovely Alberta mud to bring our vision to life and, with a ton of help from family and friends, it’s here!!! We absolutely love photographing in here and can’t imagine life without it.
It’s no big secret that we LOVE photographing kids and motherhood. We’re pretty passionate about letting kids be kids and seeing the beauty in those funny little moments, the connections, the in-betweens. The place where the magic happens. Our little ones change so fast! Little things that are so synonymous with who our children are and our relationship with them are here one day and gone the next. We never know when the last time will be that our little boy will insist on having his blankie with him, when our tween daughter will laugh in that sweet way with her hand over her eyes, when our toddler will snuggle into the crook of our neck and run their fingers through our hair, or when their favourite shirt they can’t live without is put aside for something new. This was one of the reasons we both started into this crazy photography journey. It all began capturing our own children because we don’t want to forget any of those little things because, even though they’re little, they matter.
And finally, we love our mother’s day sessions, because we love you. We are mamas, we understand the highs and lows. We know about the days you sneak away to cry in the laundry room, the warmth of grubby little hands holding yours, the sleepless nights, and through it all, the enormity of your love for these incredible little beings. You’re pretty incredible yourself. You’re the centre of their universe, and that deserves to be documented.
xx Aimee & Jenna