Welcome to The Motherhood Collective Vol 2.

January was the beginning of a year-long collaboration between myself and some other photographers all around the world.  We have chosen to document our days with our babies once a month, using timers, tripods, or spouses.
We know how important it is to have tangible memories of us with our own children, yet as photographers, we fail to make that a priority in our daily lives.
I hope this inspires you to jump in front of the camera with your littles, for they aren’t little for long.

Dear Charlie,
Taking images of just you is never easy these days, much less with me in it.  You said “no” at first, but you must have heard my begging words and seen the disappointment in my face, and you finally caved.
You see Charlie, you are my heart.  You are the boy that made me a mother.  You have held my hand through the transition into motherhood, always telling me what a good mom I am.  I know it seems silly, but those sweet words have made some hard days just a little bit easier.
I sometimes feel like since you were the first, I was always wishing  you older…always so excited for the next milestone and to see you grow.
I remember singing to you one night, the same five songs we always sing.  I heard a sweet, tired voice squeak, “Mom, why are you singing so fast?”
I realized I unknowingly was, anxious to be in my own bed focused on myself.  It was in that moment that I realized I needed to slow down, because it won’t always be this way.  You will soon grow older and need me less, and I know my heart will ache for the nights where you needed me before bed.
I love your freckles, I love your toes, I love your out-of-the-blue hugs, and I love your sweet heart.

Once you are done here, please click through the entire blog circle to see all of the talented photographers taking part in this collaborative personal project.  Start by heading over to meet my friend Lauren with Lauren Margaret Photography and see the magic she brings to this month.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I already have!

Sugar Land Family Photographer | The Motherhood Collective

Lentille Photography is a Sugar Land family photographer who specializes in newborn, children, family and maternity photography in Sugar Land, Texas and surrounding areas including but not limited to Houston, Bellaire, River Oaks and The Heights.

If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with Lentille Photography and would like more information, please click here for details on sessions and the heirloom products that are offered.  If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at lentillephotography@gmail.com.
I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!


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  1. I often have to remind myself to slow down too because time doesn’t stop and one day they won’t want to be sung to or read to or snuggled (gasp!)! I love this photo so much! I can see immense adoration in your sons eyes!! He loves his mama! 🙂


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