"Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
--Marjorie Pay Hinckley
This sweet girl just turned eight and is going to be baptized soon. Her mama made her dress and pictures definitely needed to be taken to mark such an important even in her life. She picked out the pattern with her mom and she was just beaming while I was taking pictures. Besides, what girl doesn't love to give her fancy dress a twirl and let those beautiful curls bounce? I think it is safe to say that she felt like a princess and I loved being able to capture her pure joy.
Of course, I needed to take pictures of her mama with her as well. This mother is a super mom of six, who cares so much for each one of her children. It was absolutely beautiful and at times breathtaking to watch them quietly interact with one another. To see a glimpse of their relationship was such an honor. I know that as mothers, it can be easy to be hard on ourselves sometimes, to feel like we aren't doing as much as we should, to pick apart what we can do better, but I think it is so important to give ourselves a little bit more credit and realize that we are doing the best we can and it has to be enough. This mama is rocking it and I learned so much about motherhood just in those few minutes I spent photographing the two of them. This is why I love being a photographer! I come away a better person because of each family I am able to interact with. It is such a gift.