Monday, March 21, 2011

Together

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh


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It isn't often that I get a chance to hang out with someone that loves photography as much as I do, so while I was in the presence of Miss Carol down in Orange County, I just had to request that she nab some shots of me and my Sugar....and she was more than happy to oblige.

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Let's be clear here....we did not prepare of the an official portrait session. It was off the cuff....just a quick, "Hey would you mind getting some shots of Sugar and I?" So, needless to say....we are as we normally are. Sugar looking cute as ever, and I looking the way I do 90% of the time. NO makeup....hair pulled back (to keep from blowing into my lens field of vision, and not very well thought out clothing, but....BUT....I cherish these photos so very much. If you know me at all....you know that I'm a bit over the moon when it comes to my daughter. And as Carol and her family can attest...the feeling is pretty much mutual. How did I ever come to deserve such unconditional love?


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The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~D.W. Winnicott, Playing and Reality, 1971


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While some of these shots are obviously posed....most you will see are the ones were we let go of the pose, and were just.....TOGETHER. Those are my favorite. The moments when we are just where we want to be. I can not thank Carol enough for capturing these images of my best girl...and me. ♥

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A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review. ~Robert Brault

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I leave you with a snippet of a conversation between Sugar Bear and I, on the third evening of our Disney Vacation, as we lay in bed together.

ME: "Sugar......what has been your favorite part of our vacation so far?"
Sugar: (with a shy smile) "You!"
ME: (giggling) "Now Sugar Bear.....I'm serious.....tell Mama what has been the BEST so far!"
Sugar: (quite seriously) "You Mama! Being with you!"
Me: (Wondering why I've just spent a fortune on plane tickets, and Disneyland admission) "Huh, really? Who knew I was better than Disneyland?"
Sugar: (giggling) "I did!"

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Our next vacation....we are staying home and visiting a landfill. Apparently...as long as I'm there....it will be FABULOUS! :)

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Aspiemom said...

These are such great pictures of you and SB! I'm like you. I'm the one who's always taking the pictures, so I'm not in the family pictures much.

I love the little conversation between you and SB at the end. That's so sweet!

Gayle said...

That is by far the best conversation I've "heard" in a long time.

Autumn said...

So sweet! I love the bond that you two have. It's so very special.
The pictures are great, I was struck at how much she looks like you in that second to last picture. The features that are like you become more apparent as she gets older. Two beautiful ladies! :)

Heidi said...

So sweet!

Marcelle said...

My heart totally melted reading your words and seeing your photo's of you together...what a special memory captured for you and Sugar Bear...as you always behind the camera.
You two are so special...I love seeing the two of you and reading about you ....I love the way we women love our children and now for me my grandchildren...

Jessie said...

Those have to be some of the sweetest shots of you two I have seen yet. I love the stories that you share of the two of you.

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