Photographing Mom: My Wife and Hero

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Nothing brings me joy like photographing my wife, and mother to my fascinating little girl.

I am lucky that my wife and now mother to my little CJ is up for a quick portrait. This amazing woman has had a whirlwind of a year and this year Mother’s Day will be a first of two kinds.

Credits: neanderthalis

For the past 3 years, we have been trying to have a baby. Heart-break and disappointment followed us. Then early last summer, my beautiful wife found out that her own mother was in need of some radical treatment for a condition she was dealing with for nearly ten years. My wife, the champion that she is, flew to California to spend six weeks taking her mother to a special hospital. During the hardship with her mother, my wife found a bright note: She was pregnant.

Credits: neanderthalis

At the three month mark, there were arrangements made in California and my wife returned home.

3 months pregnant.

But, tragedy interrupted our happy reunion. Less than a few weeks home and we got the call that her mother did not have long to live. We flew to California to do what we could to get the mother’s things in order. I went along to help her stress and comfort so she did not lose the baby. A few weeks later in September, we we got the call that my mother-in-law passed on.

Fast-forward for a few months and our baby was well on its way.

9 mos pregnant

After a long labor, my hero gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10 lbs little girl. She is an amazing mother who loves CJ with all her heart. This Mother’s Day will be the first with CJ and without her mother. CJ is the sunshine to brighten her darkest days.

CJ at 2 1/2 months

Happy Mother’s Day to my wife and hero!

written by neanderthalis on 2013-05-12 in #lifestyle #photographing-mom #mutti #portraits #mamam #mother-s-day #tochter #requested-post #mom #mutter #lomography #daughter #mother #analogue-lifestyle

One Comment

  1. photobarbie
    photobarbie ·

    Thank you for sharing your family's story with us. CJ is beautiful as is your wife. Hopefully we will see more of them both soon!

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