"birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. for what has happened? a miracle. you have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything." -william macneile dixon

a few weeks ago while in nashville, i had the joy of photographing my sweet friend, lyss and her family during this new season. they welcomed their baby boy, folger into the world a week or so before. i absolutely loved photographing them in home and on some family friends' property.

i always ask mama's their favorite part about motherhood - 

"my favorite part about motherhood is feeling my heart expand larger than i ever thought it could; the sweet newborn stage, but also watching my toddler be fearless and grow - and now seeing how my babies love each other makes my heart so full, I could cry!"


"as it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew." -Rachel Cusk

welcome to the world, folger . . . .