When you have multiple children, it can be challenging to carve out one-on-one time to spend with each child. Time spent with the whole family is special, but it's also special and so rewarding to spend a little time with each child individually. It's amazing the little details and nuances you can miss during the hubbub of daily family life. One-on-one time, with fewer distractions, highlights those aspects of their personality that are changing so fast and are so fun to watch as a parent.
It was such a joy to spend a morning with this mama of three in Northern Virginia, capturing some special time with her youngest child and only daughter. As a mother of two boys, it was especially sweet for me to document these mother-daughter rituals like putting on make-up and hair bows and nursing snuggles in bed after a morning of fun.
Film is a special way to preserve a glimpse of family life at any moment in time. And any time is a great time to capture those details that make childhood and parenting special. It's amazing how much change you can see, even when watching a film just a few short months later. From their voice and the cute way they say certain words to the scurry of little feet so excited about life - they're on to the next thing before we know it. And it's so easy to forget!