Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
When I started planning this session, Abigail’s mom explained she wanted something to do with flowers. I couldn’t wait to put this setup together…nothing cuter than a little flower market and an adorable little girl, of course! We set it up with aluminum buckets filled with pretty blossoms, and a miniature market booth. Abigail enjoyed the chance to touch the flowers, and she was full of smiles and laughter. “Abigail is my compassionate, funny, joyous energetic toddler”, shares mom, “She’s full of life, loves smiling, and makes her demands known! Some of her favorite things right now are getting to dance to everything, getting books read to her, and playing outside.” Abigail is in the delightful stage of exploration, and I was so happy to be the one documenting this one year session for their family.
It’s clear that she’s well loved, and I always enjoy hearing what the parent or parents have learned on their journey. As every parent can attest, bringing up babies can really grow you, stretch you emotionally, and bring you more joy that you can imagine. “The most rewarding thing about being a mom, is that I am able to experience the small moments. Getting to share in the moment and watching her grow, and learn more about herself and her personality…I get to share her excitement as she discovers things for the first time, and I can see the joy in her eyes as she accomplishes something”, she concludes. I know this sweet baby and her mom will continue to learn and grow together as she becomes a toddler, and a big girl! Abigail, you bring so much joy to others, and I can’t wait to see you again soon!