I’m Gillian! I’m a family photographer who is obsessed with capturing not just the major milestones, but all the in-between moments that make up your family life. Most of my clients stay with me from maternity sessions through to annual family photos, and I love getting to know each family and documenting the unique ways they grow and change over the years.
Motherhood is a journey filled with love, joy, and countless precious moments. As a photographer based in Dallas, in Spring 2023, I had the incredible opportunity to capture the essence of motherhood through a heartfelt photography session in my studio. This experience was a celebration of the unique bond between a mother and her child, and I am excited to share the story with you.
The session took place at Dear Meraki Studio, a cozy Dallas studio where the ambiance was carefully curated. It provides a comfortable and welcoming space for any mother and her child. The studio’s soft natural light and warm tones created the perfect backdrop for an intimate and authentic photography experience.
The mother was provided with a selection of dresses to pick from in my client closet. She chose one that made her feel beautiful and comfortable chasing her toddler around, and perfect for sitting and snuggling.
The session began with capturing candid moments of the mother and her baby, highlighting the chaos, joy, and messiness of motherhood. From tender cuddles to playful giggles, every interaction was a testament to the beauty of this special bond. I aimed to create images that would serve as timeless mementos, preserving the fleeting moments that often pass by too quickly.
The mother’s choice of dress added a personal touch to the session. Wearing a flowing dress that accentuated the gentleness of the moment, the garment played a role in telling this unique lifestyle session story. The attention to detail in selecting outfits added an extra layer of authenticity to the photographs.
As the session unfolded, the mother’s vulnerability and openness became the driving force behind the authenticity of the photographs. There were moments of quiet reflection, shared laughter, and even some toddler tantrums that were distracted from using Miss Rachel’s silly songs and Gerber Puff snacks.
In the end, this motherhood photography session in was more than just a collection of images. It was a celebration of the love, strength, and tenderness that define motherhood. The photographs served as a visual narrative, telling the story of the bond of a mother and her child.
If you want to capture your fleeting moments, let’s plan a motherhood session!
I’m Gillian! I’m a family photographer who is obsessed with capturing not just the major milestones, but all the in-between moments that make up your family life. Most of my clients stay with me from maternity sessions through to annual family photos, and I love getting to know each family and documenting the unique ways they grow and change over the years. I believe that capturing human connection and building long-term relationships is the most important work I can do, and I would love to tell your family’s story!
You deserve intentional, authentic images to remember these moments