As a mom of four rough and tumble kids, it's hard for me to remember the quiet serenity of one baby. It's not hard to remember the reality of the first baby. I felt like I had been turned inside out, my whole heart was on the outside and I was trying my hardest to keep it happy, fed, healthy, growing. And frankly I can't remember my son's first birthday, probably because I was already pregnant (SURPRISE!) with his little brother.
So when Jodie contacted me for photos of her son around his first birthday, I was so excited for her! No matter how crazy life feels and the details start to blur, she'll have a real and tangible memory of its beauty.
Even better, she wanted photos both in their home and in their (our) neighborhood. Sweet photos of baby, of course. But also memories of his crib, his home, his community. What a gift.