Every last inch of me is grateful for the support this week has held. Thank you, friends. I am beside myself to announce: Zippi and I just booked a flight to CA in the Fall! We will be launching the MamaLovesYou movement in Orange County, CA on November 1&2. (This priceless moment was captured on those shores.) Interested in this movement or any other lifestyle session? Contact me for details. And TX, look for your opportunity to get in on this movement soon!
Maybe it was the 8 hour car ride I took with a heart I had never met until that day. Or how I was soaked in a storm before I even made it to their doorstep. Or the rock record that was echoing in their halls. Or their eclectic decor that looked like it had been collected on a thousand adventures. Or their land of OZ nursery theme. Or how Mariah couldn’t resist dancing in the rain with her daughter in her womb. There was just something about the way that day unfolded that made me feel like Elliot Lyn is going to bring magic into this world! She is wonder, already.
I took a heart journey last week with God. And it led me right back to love. My love for the miracle that calls me Mama. Zipporah Song. This blog is full of little love notes for her to find as she grows. But I always want to say more than I have words for. So much more. Wait, I have built a business on saying more with lifestyle photography. On leaving hearts with something tangible to hold onto that represents their relationship! Could it be as simple as getting in the frame? Could a photograph of me loving her be one more way to say “mama loves you”?
And could I share this language? Could I give a voice to “mama loves you”? Could I connect with mamas like me who want to leave a legacy of love behind for their daughters? Could I start a movement that would fill the world with more love? By just picking up my camera?
I am going to try. You are invited to take your daughter/s by the hand and join me. Let me help you say “mama loves you” in a way you’ll remember for a lifetime. For a limited time, a 30 minute lifestyle mama&daughter session is only $25! This includes digital images, is 1/8 of my normal session fee, and is my gift to you for the rest of 2014! I am hoping this price will bring every mama into this tribe. But if you know a mama who can’t afford this, please gift her a session. Let’s start a MamaLovesYou movement.
I want to tell the story of your relationship. Is your daughter your one and only? Are you a mama to more than one beauty? Could you and your sisters surprise your mama with a session? I will meet you anywhere in Oklahoma City. Not in Oklahoma City? At this price, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity! Get in the car and make a memory. Or grab your girlfriends (and their girls) and make it a weekend adventure. Come, have an experience. And walk away with contagious love.
Zipporah Song | Yesterday you just let go. I didn’t even know I was living my last moment of you holding on until you weren’t anymore. Your independence always take me by surprise. I ached deeply with admiration for all you were becoming! And just enough for how I missed you, immediately. When Dada got home, we released you again. But this time I was ready. Camera, in hand. Be free, baby. Oh God, may she always be free. | Mama
Zipporah Song | Freedom. Family sleepovers. Baby. Nursing. Chai. French fries. Marshmallows. Olives. Ice cubes. Dogs. Balls. Balloons. Pointing out birds and airplanes. Walks. Water. My tongue scraper. Touching the mouse pad. Curious George, Clifford, and Angelina Ballerina episodes. The cement block in our apartment complex. Littles, like you. Naming animals. Holding hands, on both sides. Standing on our kitchen table. “Fancy” dancing. Matching pitch. Picking out your own shoes. Stripping down to a diaper. Hiding from Mama in Dada’s arms. Waiting for me to come get you. Laughing as I get closer and closer. The three of US, together. These are a few of your favorite things. At 21 months. Just so you know, baby girl, everything about you is my favorite thing. | Mama