Motherhood Is…Imperfect | Edmonton Family Photographer

Edmonton Family Photographer

 

Last month I started a new project with a group of photographers called Motherhood Is. Each month we will be posting our thoughts and images on what Motherhood Is to each of us. As I announced in an earlier blog post, late last month we welcomed our new baby girl into our family.  It’s been a complete joy to get to know her and have a new little life as part of our family unit, but holy smokes, I forgot how much time a baby takes up.  I’ve been brought right back to those days where I get nothing done except feeding and diaper changes.  Taking a shower or having an actual hot cup of coffee is such a luxury and I try and savour it for all it’s worth.  It’s taking time to adjust to having 2 kids and figuring out how to give each one what she craves.  Mostly, the last 3 weeks have made me remember that motherhood is far from perfect. There are highs and lows every day, and all we can hope for is that at the end of the day there have been more highs than lows and that we get enough sleep to carry on through the next day and work on making more highs. I’ve had to let things go that I want to get done and it drives me a little bit crazy, and I have to keep reminding myself that my job right now is my girls and the rest can wait.  Our house is a mess, saltine crackers have become a snack time staple, and it took me over 3 days to actually sit down and finish this post, but you know what? That’s ok.  We’ve been so lucky to have a ton of help to get us through these crazy times and I’m incredibly thankful to family and friends who have kept us sane.

 

I’m a perfectionist – in life and in my work. I’m usually not satisfied with a photo until it meets my standards and I will shoot, and shoot again until I get the results I have in my mind.  That attitude is one that I will continue to bring to my clients, but with my own personal photos I’m starting to realize that I have to embrace imperfections if I want to actually have photos of my family and not drive them crazy in the process.  Last week I cleared a little corner in our living room and bribed my 3 year old to sit for 90 seconds to take some pictures with me and the baby.  I set the camera up for my husband and asked him to click away.  The results are technically not perfect (hello no makeup and giant bags under my eyes!!), but this is 90 seconds of our life right now, and I love it.   90 second challenge. September To carry on the blog circle please visit Eva’s blog to see her take on what Motherhood Is.

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