Mary of 8.08 Photography loves doing Beach Photography sessions. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and surrounding NE Florida communities. Questions on details or prices? Take a look here.
I know what photos mean to me and why. I’m always curious what how my clients would answer those questions so I’ve started asking. I absolutely love the response I got from this session’s mom.
“Becoming a mother was always a difficult choice for me. Growing up, my childhood was a little more challenging than what I saw for other kids around me. I was an “accident” when my parents were very young, they were quickly divorced, and I ended my relationship with an already absent mother when I was 13. I’m not in any way sad about it (life happens and you move on), but it has always changed my perspective on parenting and families.
When I found out that I was having a daughter, my husband said it was meant to be, so that I could give a little girl the mother I always wanted for myself. I’m not going to lie I was nervous my entire pregnancy because I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do once she got here since I never had a healthy mother/daughter relationship myself. But this little girl has taught me love like I never even knew existed. And what people tell you about mother’s intuition and just figuring things out as you go is so true.
One thing I always missed as a young girl was seeing pictures of myself as a baby or toddler, I think maybe I have seen 2 or 3. Before Reese was born I found Mary and fell in love with her photography style. She has photographed our daughter as a new born and at 13 months old. Children change literally every day, and I can’t even really describe what these pictures mean to me. I hope when she’s old and grown, she will look at these and see how much we love her.”