I photographed a lovely family over the weekend as they went about their normal weekend routine. We ended up at the grocery store at one point and it reminded me of a post I'd seen somewhere and I thought, you know what, I gotta share it. Here is a few excerpts from the article "Grocery store photo shows the sweetness in the mundane moments of motherhood" by Lisa Flam:
"Jess Wolfe was prepared to hate the impromptu photo that a kind stranger insisted on snapping of her and her four kids at the end of another chaotic trip to the grocery store... But the image, perfect for all its imperfections, and the encouraging words about the hard job of motherhood that came with it, turned out to be a gift sweeter than any candy kids beg for.
She said, ‘I remember how hard it was to go to the grocery with all the kids, I don’t miss what makes it hard, but I miss what makes it sweet.' Wolfe was overwhelmed by the gesture and support from the woman, who recognized that a simple trip to the store is hard, that the days of motherhood are long and difficult, but that there are definitely sweet moments to them. 'I love the reminder that I’m not alone and that everyday things matter,' said Wolfe, whose sons are 7 and 6 and daughters are 3 years old and 6 months old. ‘She encouraged me by letting me know she had been there and it was hard and she said, ‘You’re doing great.’ I was thinking, Oh my gosh, I’m going to hate this picture of myself because I look like a crazy person today and my kids look like hobos, But I pulled it out and was overwhelmed by how sweet it was that she was willing to take a picture of me just doing what I do with my kids.'
The encounter, 'made appreciate the small moments that I have with my kids that seem totally routine.' .
Even though it was inconvenient at the time, it is totally a gift to me. It can be hard to find the joy of parenthood when you’re in the thick of it, but it’s often there to be found. I think that finding sweetness in the everyday things comes from changing our mindset, and not being so worried about getting in and out of a store, but being glad we can just be together.” - today.com
Summer black truffle bucatini. This beautiful dish is our appetizer feature this weekend. In-house made bucatini, shaved summer black truffle, fresh parmesan, with olive oil and garlic. Simple, light, delicious. Available Friday and Saturday.
I’ve had sooooooo many 1st Birthday sessions this month so far and many are little ones I photographed when they were newborns, so honored to be able to capture these milestones for my clients and for trusting me with their babies! Happy Birthday handsome Cristian! 💙