I shot Natalie and Jon’s Wedding in July 2010, and they got in touch with me recently to photograph their new little guy! How cool is it that I get to watch my clients’ families grow? During our shoot, Jonathan gave me a few words of wisdom about parenting, for the day my husband and I eventually decide to head down that path. I thought his words were so insightful that I asked Natalie for a few words on what it has been like to be a mom.
Here is what Natalie shared with me (with us):
“I love my husband more than I can express in a paragraph. When I think of him, words like best friend, honest, dependable, exciting, unconditional, forever come to mind. That being said, I don’t think a word has been invented to describe what I feel when I look at my son Logan. From the morning he was born to this moment right now as I hold him in my arms, I am in awe of him. The love Jon and I have created this beautiful child and I have discovered a new side of myself as a mother. I used to think that I couldn’t “just” be a mother, that I would have to work in some capacity. Now that I have Logan, I realize the amazing journey, the specialness, the honor, the beauty that it is to be a mother. I have known this little person for just 10 weeks and he has impacted my life more than anything has and I find myself constantly daydreaming about trips to the zoo, school plays, the first time I hear “I love you mom”. We have a while to go before first words and new adventures but for now, I look down at my son and he smiles at me and it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I love you Jon and Logan.”
Thank you SO much, Natalie, for sharing these beautiful words. Truly amazing. I’m interested in hearing what it was like for all of you out there to become parents, too!