Mommy and Me with JP | Rachel Bond Photography

"There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart."
-Washington Irving

I'm not one to post a bunch of pictures of myself, but this is something I have been wanting to do for a while.  I've had this idea of a picture I wanted of JP and myself.  It would recreate a maternity picture of me that was taken in his nursery.  I wanted to recreate it when he was a newborn and then throughout the months leading up to his first birthday.  And maybe even continue on.  Well, with the chaos and exhaustion two wild little boys bring, it sadly never happened.  I regret it.  So, yesterday I decided to break out the tripod and my handy dandy remote.  I was determined to get some pictures of the two of us.  They weren't necessarily recreations of that maternity picture, but they make me happy and I'm so glad I got in front of the camera with my littlest boy.  These are by no means technically perfect - it was a lot harder than it looks to do self portraits with a 1 year old!  Okay, if you have a one year old you probably do know how hard it would be.  I know I will cherish these pictures when he is too big for me to carry on my hip and inevitably towers over me (gosh that brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it).  

Mothers, I urge you to get in the picture with your children!  You will never regret it, but you might regret stepping out of the frame.   

Next month, Ethan will be turning 3 (how is that even possible!), so I plan on doing something similar with him.  I actually have some really cute pictures in mind already!  Yes, there will probably be deer incorporated.  Maybe even his favorite superman shirt will make an appearance (or maybe even daddy)  :)