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being a mother

“Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.”

Life has a funny way of passing us by without us noticing. Minute by minute your day goes by until it becomes an hour. Those hours eventually add up to become a day, and the days become a week, and that week soon turns into a month and those months add up to make a year and years add up to become the story of your life. Your life becomes your legacy. Before you know it, you’ve missed documenting certain stages of your children’s lives and it gets hard to remember when they started crawling, talking, or when exactly your baby turned into a toddler.

Being a mom is the hardest job – I get that now. It is a nonstop, selfless task of gently leading and guiding your children in small things that lead into bigger things as they grow. Thank goodness there is a lot of God’s grace when we fail and when we become tired and frustrated. These motherhood sessions are to celebrate moms and the sacrifices you make everyday. You will never have today with your children again, and if you don’t document the stage of life you are in right now, it’s hard to remember what today looked like in five years. My goal in these sessions is to capture simple, candid moments between a mother and her children – truly, one of the most beautiful relationships. Take time this year to document your relationship with your littles!

To see a recent motherhood session, click here.

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the details

location will be announced a few weeks before the sessions

15-20 high-resolution images via downloadable link

online proofing gallery and print release

$195 + tax

Saturday, May 6

6:15  BOOKED

6:30  BOOKED

6:45  BOOKED

7:00  BOOKED

7:15   BOOKED

 

 

Sunday, May 7

6:15  BOOKED

6:30

6:45

7:00  BOOKED

7:15

 

booking information

To book your session, email me at amandacastlephoto@gmail.com with your top two time slot choices. Sessions must be paid in full by April 14th. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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I’m sitting here writing this post in a t-shirt that is one size too big with a ketchup stain on it and gray sweatpants with one-too-many holes that should really never be worn in public. I’m rocking my two-month-old baby in a rock-n-play with my foot and watching the monitor to make sure my daughter is still sleeping, all while sipping on Dr. Pepper to try to keep myself awake. This is real motherhood – the ugly, tiring, everyday moments. But in these everyday, seemingly mundane stages is when the relationship with your kids grows and you get to help them learn their colors, go potty on the “big girl potty,” and watch their little minds work as they solve puzzles and wonder why Dumbo is sad when he falls.

Being a mom is the hardest and most rewarding thing… but that doesn’t even come close to really putting it into words. This year, I want to celebrate motherhood in a more special way. For me, I am always behind the camera, behind the scenes, not getting many images with my littles in those candid, beautiful moments. I want to change that for you! Believe me, I love sweatpants and t-shirts (just ask my husband), but I think it’s important to have a little bit of time to get dressed up with your kids and document the crazy stage of life that you are in, and most importantly, celebrate being a mom.

I’m so excited to be offering Motherhood Mini Sessions this year! I’ll be posting more details about the sessions in the next week, but for now I hope you enjoy these images from a recent motherhood session with my friend and her two boys.

If you are interested in having a motherhood session, shoot me an email at amandacastlephoto@gmail.com and I’ll be sure to send you information as soon as it is released and reserve a spot for you ahead of time.

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