I've been waiting for spring (aka: life) to arrive so I can get outside and snap some portraits of Emerson. I've obviously taken a zillion pictures of her this past year, but I've only attempted to set up an actual photo shoot with her twice (semi-newborn and Christmas). Given my obsession with photography, and the rate at which I used to photograph other people's children when I myself was childless….well, I'm just plain shocked that I haven't done more "styling." Of course, I totally understand why I haven't: I am a mother, a work-at-home mother. When do I have the time? As much as I get that I just haven't had the time or energy to photog it up with Emerson, it still makes me (so painfully) sad, because photogging is what I do! My only solace is that the other thing I do is write, and I can definitely say that I've been writing up a storm this past year. Maybe not as much as I'd like, but an impressive amount (in my opinion) given how little time I have.
At any rate, I am sad for the lack of styled photo shoots, which is why I am going to try my hardest to get it done for Emerson's first birthday. (Fingers crossed that spring arrives in time/it's not raining all month/the stars align!!) But, there's one thing I'm more sad about: the lack of pictures of ME with my baby….and Alex with his baby….and the three of us who make up this family together (so easy to forget to ever get behind the lens when your focus is always on the baby)! We have yet to have a family picture taken, not even a non-professional one. That's depressing. I guess that's part of the reason I've been collecting images on Pinterest. Here are some mother/child shots that so inspire me (and make me a little jealous)...
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