A couple weeks ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day, and although I haven't told him yet, I know exactly what I want, which makes me wonder if it's what other moms really want as well.
I want photos with my kids. I want photos of my holding them, snuggling them, kissing their cheeks. I want Lily in my lap and Andrew in my arms. I want to freeze this moment in time where they are so little and I'm young(ish) and full of energy and our days consist of snuggling and loving on each other and exploring the world with wonder and fresh eyes. I want photos so that years from now, I'm not wondering why I was always behind the camera but rarely in front. I want more than selfies.
I think a lot about why I love being a photographer and how it spills into every moment of my life. I take pictures to remember, to remind myself someday of the little things that made my life beautiful. To show our kiddos what they meant to us and how we loved them. That when they were tiny babies, we spent our days snuggling and napping, holding their tiny bodies on our chests so our hearts beat next to each other and our breath synced up. To know that even when they grow up and move out and on with their lives, we'll always be connected by a bond that is greater than anything in the universe.
So I am honored and excited to offer mini sessions for moms - all moms - with your kiddos or without, whether you have five kids, one kid, you're pregnant, your kid is your dog, you want photos with your own mom, or you just want some gorgeous and happy pictures of yourself because you are awesome and deserve it.
Mini Sessions for Mom - $150
Sunday, May 21 at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT
8:00am // 8:30am // 9:00am // 9:30am // 10:00am
20 minutes of photography, 10 final images in an online gallery, set of 4x6 proof prints to keep. Additional prints and enlargements are available to purchase through your gallery.
Mini sessions require a signed contract and full payment at the time of booking. Participants should arrive 10 minutes prior to their session so we can start on time and not delay the morning and subsequent sessions. In case of rain or drizzle, sessions will be pushed to Sunday, June 4, at the same time slots.
here's to the beautiful moms in our lives
Shannon Sorensen is a Connecticut-based wedding, newborn and family photographer who believes in real over perfection, and specializes in documenting candid, intimate and emotional moments. Click here to book your next session or event.