The Motherhood Collective is a year long project by a group of like-minded photographers capturing real moments and precious images of ourselves with our children.
Together, we are embarking on a year long personal project, encouraging each other to step outside of our comfort zone, lay aside our need for technical perfection, ignore those stubborn extra pounds on our waistlines, and simply cherish these simple, beautiful moments with our babies.
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Read Vol. 1-11 HERE.
As this year draws to a close and I look back on these monthly volumes of shared memories, I’m truly overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with gratefulness for this group of ladies that helped encourage and inspire, overwhelmed with thankfulness of another year with my two children that I love to pieces, overwhelmed with amazement that I actually stuck it out and made it through all twelve months.
This Motherhood Collective called me out from my place of safety, hiding behind the camera, and pushed aside all my discomfort and insecurity and reminded me time and time again that my kids don’t care about the number on the scale, whether or not I have arm flab, or what size of clothes I wear. They don’t care if I’m awkward or graceful, clumsy or goofy. All they care about is that their mommy loves them enough to create memories together, both in front of the camera and behind it. We had adventures, shared giggles, joined in tickle fights, had story time in bed, made batches of goodies, all of which are reflected in twelve priceless sets of pictures. Some months I forgot until the last minute while other months I was ready weeks in advance. Some are technically perfect and some are anything but, yet each one is beautiful in its own way.
As we made one last batch of cookies for the holidays, I knew I wanted to end this year’s portraits with a glimpse of my personal project for this coming year: family films.
Truly, motherhood is the best gift of all. So from my family to yours, Merry Christmas.
Visit Tiffany with Tiffany Kelly Photography to see her sweet family.