tidbits of magic: everybody is doing their best

one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. tidbits of magic, if you will.

with mother’s day yesterday and all of the feelings that can come with it, this one feels especially timely to kick off the countdown and share today.

there is no such thing as the perfect way to parent. everybody is doing their best.

being invited into families’ homes and lives is a huge privilege and one i take very seriously. it is such an honour to get an intimate look at the many amazing different ways that people parent.

like the dad who jumps on the bed with his kids, and the one who makes them all every single morning.

the mom who carefully dresses her little ones in matching outfits, and the one whose toddler is known to frequent the grocery store in his halloween costume all year long.

the parent who breastfeeds, and the one who nourishes their babe with a bottle. those who stay home full time and those who leave for work every morning. the one who riles the kids up and the one who has a grounding presence.

like the early risers and the night owls. the silly parents and the serene ones. those who feel like they’ve got it together and the ones who feel like they’re falling apart.

there is no single right way to do anything in this life, and i’m here for celebrating every way that we can create a little magic with our families.

so much love to all of you who, like me, are just doing your best to raise good humans and have a little fun while you’re at it.

you’re doing a great job and i am so thrilled to get to tell your stories.

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