oh, where to begin. . . .

magic. vulnerability. light. joy. motherhood.

a few choice words to describe this beautiful session with my friend, nico + her daughter, maribell. the shoot took place at her home in fayetteville, arkansas. i have been following nico for quite awhile on instagram and have always admired her grace, compassion and love for her children. i felt as if i was being called to document her maternal nature and relationship with her three littles. since the boys were at school, i ended up spending the morning getting to know nico and maribell.

i asked nico her favorite part about motherhood - 

"i love the personal growth and self acceptance that has come along in the humbling process of becoming a mother and parenting children. i love that being a mother offers insight to just what it might have been like for my own parents and it’s truly wonderful to get an idea of just how much I was loved as a child."

before we made our way to her bedroom to start shooting, nico put "the wild reeds" on vinyl and i watched as maribell danced through the living room--it's always such a joy to see children react to music. 

it was an honor to photograph nico and her little babe and i need to thank nico for allowing me to create amazing, honest, beautiful work - she wasn't afraid and that really set the tone for the entire morning and i created some of my best work when it comes to celebrating a mother/daughter relationship.

truly one of my favorite motherhood sessions to date.

"just keep swimming."


prepare your hearts .