I am a mom.

O.K., I’m a mom who just happens to be a photographer with a really nice, snazzy camera.

I spend WAY too much time on Pinterest, day dreaming about being an amazing cook, with 6 pack abs (who just happened to throw together the peeeeerrrfect outfit) and has a green thumb to boot! But…if I’m sort of failing in all of those other things, at least I have photography, right?

I’ve convinced myself that maybe, just maybe, if I can help just one mom or maybe ten (and hopefully more) to take better photos of their kids – then perhaps, it’ll make up for my mediocre attempts at working out, cooking gourmet meals or trying to keep houseplants alive. It’s a leap I’ve been afraid to make for so long, but I’m jumping in!

Will you be my prodigy? I won’t hurt you, I promise.

If I can teach photography to my stock-trading, bond-buying, technologically challenged husband, then I am beyond convinced that I can help you.

So, that’s why I’m here. I love being a mom. I love being a photographer.

And I love clinging to the fact that maybe in my own small way, I can help other moms document the greatest, most profound love they’ve ever known – their babies.

So, there you have it – I’m the Photog Mommie. Get a cup of tea and stay for awhile.

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