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meet the johnstons | seattle family photography

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summer fun with elsie and sylvie | seattle family photography

Long ago, when my daughter was less than a year old, I met Gretchen at baby story time at the library. She also had a daughter less than a year old and we bonded over sleepless nights and compared notes on All Things Baby. We were instant friends.

Fast forward and we now have daughters who are on the verge of turning four years old (how did that happen?) She and her husband, Ben, now have a second daughter who just turned one. (I even had the honor of photographing their family in the hospital right after they became a family of four.)

So it’s no surprise that when Gretchen asked me to photograph their family again, I was thrilled! It’s been a joy watching this family grow and an honor to walk side-by-side with my dear friend as we navigate the insanity and amazingness of motherhood.

Here’s a peek into my playground photo session with Elsie (age 3 1/2) and Sylvie (age 1) and their parents, taken on the eve of Summer Solstice and Father’s Day. What a beautiful way to usher in a new season!

why i take so many photos of my child

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I take a lot of photos of my 3 1/2 year old daughter. I guess you could say she is my muse. She inspires me daily, even on the hard days.

So why do I take so many photos of her?

The answer is simple: I want to remember. I want to remember the milestones, but more importantly, I want to remember the ordinary moments, for that is what she will remember when she’s older.

Think about it. What do you cherish most about your childhood? For me, I remember simple things like family dinners together and cross country road trips. I remember lying on my mom’s lap in restaurants, falling asleep, and being lovingly carried from the restaurant to the car and from the car to my bed. I remember after school snacks while watching reruns of “Leave it to Beaver”.

But there are so many things I don’t remember. That’s why I take photos. So she’ll remember what her hair looked like in braids or her first scooter ride or how sometimes we sat together on the couch and didn’t say a word because we didn’t need to. Because sometimes we just like to be together.

There is one more reason I take so many photos of my child. It’s because much of the work I do as a mother goes unnoticed. There are many days that I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing. Like I’ve wasted away the day cleaning up crumbs and putting away toys. But then I look back at my photos and marvel at miraculous thing that is happening before my eyes. This human – this human I grew inside me and birthed – is growing and changing and blossoming – with my help. And I have the pictures to prove it.

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