Motherhood Portraits of Arlene by Aurora Photography
There are certain images that always take me back in time. The photograph of the”infamous” flower dress on my 5th birthday that still sits on my shelf 25 years later. I always remember the smell of the spring flowers and my mom’s film Nikon camera pointed in my face all day. Then there are the thousands of images I have captured of my daughter in her first two and a half years of life. When you’re in the middle of the beautiful madness of motherhood your swear you will never forget. I promised myself I would never forget the way my daughter kicked her feet when she was excited or how she stuck her fingers in my mouth while she was nursing. But the sad thing is, we do forget. We start to forget the details. All of our beautiful little memories of our ordinary days tend to fade into the next. And before you know it you have a strong, brave child standing in front of you, not a baby. Luckily, I am able to pull out my countless albums whenever I feel like I’m starting to forget. These images are so precious to me and what started my journey into documenting motherhood for others. Let’s hope our motherhood portraits outlast all of us so our children can enjoy the beautiful madness.
Arlene, documenting your bond with your daughter was beautiful. Hopefully you can look back at these images when she is twenty and laugh at how she stuck her fingers in your mouth and pulled your hair. Enjoy, my friend.