So I’m cheating a bit with this month’s self-portrait—while these are normally shots I’ve taken (of just me) with my self-timer, I HAD to make an exception for April. Because you see, my photo bestie Betsy King just emailed this photo of me and my son from a family session we had (along with Nick) in her studio on Saturday and I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS PICTURE I WANT TO BAKE IT ON A CAKE AND EAT IT WITH A SPOON.
Already I’m finding I have far too few photos of the two of us to my satisfaction. Seeing this image is a powerful reminder of how I need to work on that in my personal life but also how important it is for us to get family pictures taken professionally every year.
The fact this image comes when it does feels like fate to me because this month is the month where I FINALLY feel like I’m getting the hang of this whole motherhood thing. Don’t get me wrong — I still question decisions I make and still worry if I’m worthy of the title of being this precious pumpkin’s parent—but six months is just SUCH an awesome age, both for him AND me. It’s been my favorite time with him yet.
This kid has fast become my pint-sized best friend and when I see this photo it reminds me I have everything I need in that sweet grin. Betsy, I cannot WAIT to see the rest of our session with you! Thank you for this incredible gift!