wichita motherhood photographer: a sink bath

Mamas provide this innate feeling of security in the little things they do for their family without even knowing they are doing them.

Snuggles for comfort, hands for reassurance, smiles for encouragement and praise and adoration.

These natural gestures that mean so much, that are so bountiful, yet almost unrecognized in the day-to-day flurry of mothering.

And it’s all of these moments, so special yet normal, so dignified yet nearly unnoticed, that give us what we need just by settling into her arms…home.

The way he holds onto her dress, her hand on his back should he need her, the sense of calm she provides just by being near.

She’s his home.

More beautiful words here from Sally herself about why she values photos with her children, mothering and loving, so very much.

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"It's a feeling."

One of the best ways I've heard my work described.

It's like a dream you can't quite get back to, but you know was so so good because when you woke up you had a smile on your face, and you keep trying desparately to remember all of the vivid details you can be present in that in-between state for just a little more  - the warmth of being together, the sounds, the laughter...the feelings.

Here's more on what our work together could be.