I had a wonderful day with working on this maternity style shoot.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I was able to spend it with such wonderful people. I was very excited when my friend (and our model) Phylicia Snow responded to my request for a model, and I immediately started dreaming of a Mother's Day tribute blog posting.
This holiday has become more dear to my heart as I have gotten older. I have been witness to sisters and friends becoming mothers and I have also been increasingly in awe of my own mommy! I am in wonder and amazement as to how she raised *five* children.
So, these beautiful pictures are in honor of our mothers. This women sacrifices her independence and freedoms to give us a life filled with knowledge and spender. She teaches and guides us throughout our youth, fully knowing we will leave her.
We will become our own independent beings, and for a little while take her for granted, because we don't understand her. We don't understand why she still calls after we've moved out. Or way she wants a visit from us when when we just saw her a few days ago.
Thank you mom! Thank you for being patient with us. We are doing our best to grow up. When we finally do grow up I promise we will appreciate you the way you deserve. We will love on you every moment we can spare, because we have realized all that you have given to us.
Photographer: Holly Kiker Photography
Model: Phylicia Snow