When Melanie reached out to me to do a motherhood session, I was over the moon.
She was in her third trimester with her second child, but instead of a traditional maternity shoot she wanted to focus on the relationship she has with her two-year-old daughter, Kate.
In a few months, there would be someone new in the family, and Melanie wanted to capture a typical day spent with her daughter while it was still just “them.” As a mother of two, I totally understand this sentiment and couldn’t wait to preserve this special time for Melanie.
We started at a local cupcake shop, which was a favorite spot for Melanie and her daughter to enjoy treats together. Although I had never been to this particular shop, when I arrived I was so excited to see the fun, colorful decor. It was a perfect backdrop for this sweet type of session. We took our time there and I tried to remain unobtrusive while Melanie and Kate laughed, ate cupcakes, and cuddled.
While motherhood sessions are not a typical offering for most photographers, they are my absolute favorite sessions to shoot!
Every mother has different reasons for wanting a session with just their kids and I love weaving that story together through photographs. Honoring Motherhood is a calling I feel very strongly about, and being able to give that to my clients (and their kids) is one of my favorite things about being a photographer.
Words and photos by Kristin Wahls.
Contax 645 with 80mm lens
Kodak Portra 400
Follow Kristin online: