true mama photography | About

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's nothing short of a dream come true for me to be able to do this work and capture the beauty of your life as well. 

 

Show me your real. I'll reflect your beautiful. 

 

I focus on women so I can participate in the palpable and necessary conversation being held from kitchen tables to boardrooms today about the worth we bring to our work and others' lives. I'm bumping around this interesting balance of starting my own business and learning about the value of my time and talents, and I'm really interested in how I can lift up my own worth and help others do the same. If you're interested in this topic, I'd love to hear from you. Strength in numbers, people. 

 

Women need other women to be vulnerable with to share our truths, protect and support each other. 

 

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.