a million tiny ways to be a good mama

i’ve heard it said, there’s no way to be a perfect mother but rather a million tiny ways to be a good mama.

i continue to be captivated by the love i witness between mother & child during my sessions. i wanted to share a few captures…many of these are not necessarily portrait quality but were caught literally in the moment. often times after thinking “the shot” was done i’ll find my subjects catching a quick kiss or exchange a giggle…these moments frozen in time are priceless to me as i hope they are to the families i’m honored to photograph.

i hope you enjoy a few captures from some past sessions in honor of mothers! this post was actually originally posted last year but i love these images & wanted to share again. this past weekend we celebrated emily with her graduation party and she had her senior prom the night prior….so it’s been a loaded few days!! i’ll hope to be back & sharing images from both later this week. for now enjoy some love~~

( the final images are of me & my mom, dan & his mom, me & my three oldest daughters when i married dan)

most beautiful mother daughter image evermom


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& to savannah, madison, emily & caroline~

i first saw this verse on a sugaboo frame and think this is so simple & yet so poignant as well~

“You are the poem I dreamed of writing.

The masterpiece I longed to paint.

You are the shining star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled.

You are my child. Now with all thing I am blessed.”



May 4, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Lisa McCracken - Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your girls.

May 4, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Suzanne - Tearing up. Beautiful images. Beautiful families.

May 4, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Jane @ See Jane Learn - Oh Paige, loved seeing these pictures! You’ve done an incredible job of capturing the unique love in all the different families. I’m sure they all treasure their photos. Happy Mother’s Day, love another blessed Mama of four young adult kiddos.

May 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm

patty - i love this tribute! i always, always try to steal a picture of mom when taking my senior photos… i tell them it’s for them, for their child. i’ve gained permission from a few and made a slide show on my ‘hello’ page of my photo website. i hope that moms get the message that they NEED to be in the pictures… their families love love love that.

happy mother’s day, paige!

May 7, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Lisa - Thank you sweet Paige for this tribute!! Just love the last pic of you and your 4 beautiful daughters! Thank you and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you!!