the thing that surprised me most...
...about being a parent is how hard it is. i honestly feel the same way about marriage. when drew and i got married it was like my heart now beat in a body no longer my own. and that was scary. if i've learned anything about love in my marriage it's how to be vulnerable. parenthood, i think, is similar. my heart now beats in 2 other little bodies. i want to keep my heart safe, but it's out there pumping blood through my children and husband. that's raw. and it's hard mainly because i care so very much.
....but i'm better for it and i wouldn't have it any other way.
below are some outtakes of our week. the images were shot with a very low aperture and have a soft sometimes overdone blur to them. they are also grainier than normal too. it's interesting how when i process images my overall mood comes across in a very real tone throughout my photographs. i find such clarity and self introspection through photography. - enjoy.