The Beauty of Motherhood
The journey as a photographer has taken me on a road I never expected to ever be on. I’ve often wondered would this ever grow to something more than just a hobby? Will my academic study of this craft be worth just my time and enjoyment? My study and practice of photography ranged from portraits to sports and everything in between. The ability to connect with art and function of design was my goal.
I knew a day would come when a mother would reach out to me to capture her beauty, the beauty of motherhood. Soon after being referred to by a fellow Aggie, I knew I couldn’t turn her away. “Aggies take care of Aggies”, I live by this. If anyone knows an Aggie. You know we take care of our own. So this is how I saw this opportunity. The day came, Jessenia, a beautiful first time mother contacted me. Immediately she expressed her admiration for my work. I was truly flattered, I mean who wouldn’t of been, a total stranger sharing with you the beauty you see in your work. I was taken back how much interest she had in my photos. Our conversation was over the phone seeing I was in College Station and she was in Killeen, where her husband was stationed. I normally prefer to meet in person, but I understood she was a high risk pregnancy.
As the conservation went on, she shared with me her story about her pregnancy. Her story hit me hard. The story of her pregnancy truly hit me to the core of my soul, this wasn’t a normal pregnancy. This was a “rainbow” pregnancy. If you’re not too familiar with the term. A “rainbow baby” is a pregnancy immediately following the loss of a child by miscarriage. I had no words for her. I had nothing more to say other than, “I am sorry”, but I knew my work would provide a special moment in her and her husbands life. A moment she would treasure forever and ever.
The location was simple, a natural park in College Station with simple lighting to accent her beauty. I decided to use Lick Creek Park as the location for Jessenia. As the session started, I discovered Jessenia was a natural in-front of the camera. Her understanding of natural posing and direction of light impressed me. I was truly working with a natural and you see this in the photos.
I share with you this short glimpse into my portfolio.
Baby number two is on his way, and we will be doing this again. So stay on the look out for those to be shared.