Recently, I had a memorable experience while flying east to visit my family. Seated beside me was a woman, a new mother, journeying alone with her newborn for the first time to see her family. We struck up a conversation, sharing stories and the familiar challenges of motherhood, especially when traveling without a partner. As the plane took off, she settled back, her eyes closing in a moment of quiet. Her baby, cradled gently in her arms and lulled by the hum of the aircraft, was peacefully dozing off with a pacifier. In that serene moment, she embodied motherhood – its love, its weariness, its unwavering dedication, and its protective nature, all captured in a single, poignant scene. She looked incredibly beautiful, and I found myself wishing I could capture this moment for her – a photograph she could turn to during tough times to remind herself of her strength and resilience, a true hero to her little one.
However, I hesitated. The idea of asking to take her photo felt daunting – would she find it strange or intrusive? That uncertainty held me back, and I still carry a tinge of regret for not sharing this potential gift with her. It was a moment when my own fears overshadowed my passion for capturing life’s beautiful, fleeting moments.
But now, I’m reaching out to you with a heartfelt offer. Would you let me take your photograph? I want to give you the chance to see what I see – the strength, the beauty, the heroism in your everyday moments of motherhood, especially during these challenging times. I’d love to create a tangible memory for you, a snapshot of your journey as a mother that you can treasure for years to come.
Perhaps one day, I’ll encounter that mother from the plane again and have the opportunity to make amends. Or maybe, in the future, I’ll be the one in her shoes, and someone else will recognize the beauty of such a moment and wish to capture it. Either way, I am here now, ready to document your story of motherhood.
If you’re interested I’d love to make this Mother’s Day filled with laughter and memories that you’ll be able to preserve for years to come. Let’s celebrate your journey together! Contact me today to get started.