So often as mothers, our days are saturated with tasks, tears, teaching and care taking, and those less glamorous moments can over shadow the sweet simple moments that stand out the most in our minds and our hearts. I love to remind mothers of these moments, because I need to be reminded of them myself. The light filled, love drenched moments of holding our babies, singing to them, speaking to them as they study our smiles, because we need evidence of those times. We need to wrap those memories around our hearts and think of that sweet simplicity when the days seem long, because these years with our little ones, they are so very short.

These are images that I made during a 1 on 1 mentoring session that I had with the incredibly sweet and talented Toronto based photographer Elza Photographie. She traveled all the way to Central California to spend the morning talking film and photographing this lovely pair. I adore mentoring other creative souls, and am sure that I end up taking more away from the experience. If you’d like to learn more about the digital and film mentoring sessions I offer, send me an email, I’d love to chat! (all images shot on film)