a mama & her cubby

I was honored to shoot with this mother and her boy. Lauren has a big voice in the mothering community in Los Angeles. She also had a major impact on my postpartum journey with my own daughter. I was 3 weeks postpartum when I joined her support group and counted down the days each week when I could go and be in her living room again. I remember it was the first time I said my birth story out loud and let the tears flow. Lauren is an incredibly genuine mama who wants the best for the women around her. I'm inspired by her vast amount of knowledge and how transparent she is about being a mom. These photos I took make me smile whenever I browse through. This was also my first go at photographing a toddler. And whoa. I love the moments that are not perfectly in focus, because it is the definition of being a mom to a toddler.