My Story is Unfolding, Too

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” - Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match

 

True Mama was born out of my own process of re-birthing my identity after having kids. Motherhood had (and still has) a way of cracking open all of the best and worst parts of me - there is an honesty and authenticity that kids bring that I am both hungry for and a little afraid of. It took a while, but I have started to realize that my story, and my experiences, can't compare to any of my friends, or anything I see on social media, or even my mother's, or grandmother's. 

 

It's nothing short of a dream come true for me to be able to do this work and capture the beauty of your real life as well. The colors, the textures, the history, the joy and the pain that comes with this incredible life experience we get to live as mothers.

 

We've got a front row seat to the best show on earth. 

 

Let's Connect

I'm always looking to connect with other artists and mamas - I find so much inspiration from those of you who lead with your heart and bare your soul in your work. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook with the handle @truemamaphotography, or reach out directly at shea@truemamaphotography.com. 

It would make my day to hear from you. In the meantime, take good care and be well.