I was elated when Patience Thompson, of Joe and Patience, asked if I would plan a special Mommy and Me session for her and her two children. Patience’s email conveyed more than a simple request for photos. I could tell Patience wanted to put a pause on life and appreciate every little moment with her growing babies.
When Patience and her children walked into the studio, I melted! They were dressed in the most beautiful pastels. Patience’s clothing inspiration came from a gorgeous sunset the week prior. She sent me a message with a sunset image and said, “I think I would like to wear these colors for our session.” Mid way through our session, I found myself near tears. They were happy tears. Witnessing Patience with her children was more impactful than I could have imagined. I wanted to freeze time for them and for myself. I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I read a book to my own children or let them jump on the bed. Patience’s session reminded me to slow down, live in the present moment and disconnect from distractions.
After Patience left the studio, I poured through her images. I couldn’t stop smiling, and I couldn’t stop editing. Even now, as I write about Patience’s session, I can’t help but smile. I’m very grateful for our time together. Patience came to the studio with a desire to preserve this time in their lives. She walked away with new memories but left me a meaningful message. Our babies grow up so quickly. It’s important to slow down and step in front of the camera. I can’t thank Patience enough for this precious reminder.