Will Vastine captured me post-baby a few weeks ago. The transition into motherhood, although beautiful and rewarding, is equally challenging and hard. Unlike the normal identity crises that comes with a quarter life crises, motherhood brings a level of self-discovery in a much deeper way. On this day, I learned that I’m still the twenty-something lady who loves some of the same things despite all the change. I love summer paired with pool hangs and lake trips. I love being silly and can’t take myself seriously in front of the camera…but enjoy trying. I may be a mother now and life may look very different but I still love and appreciate these things and can’t wait to share them with my girl. So thank you, Will! I will look back on this day fondly. (Also thankful I got my Mama’s genes)
We are in the final days of just the two of us. I’m relishing these moments with just him and I’m excited about our lives together. With our Gem. Love him the most.
Chandra Fredrickson of Modern Day Charm //
Wardrobe by Free People
Jewelry by KariBeth
Working with Chandra is never work. She is always up for something different. She brings out the moody side of me. Shadows, fades, grain, color and tone mixtures. Chandra empowers me to explore areas of my creativity that would otherwise go buried deep… even then, she digs them up.
I tried new techniques- some worked. Others, not-so-much. That’s what I adore though. Always learning, growing, trying, failing, succeeding. Worth it.
Chandra and I are big fans of our local Free People boutique. The girls there are always so helpful and were generous enough to help with wardrobe pulls.
And of course, dear KariBeth. I’m always happy to photograph anything when her gorgeous pieces of jewelry are involved.
NYLON DAILY published a photo of mine for Nashville Fashion Week featuring KariBeth Jewelry and the lovely Tori Townsend.
This is an accomplishment that could not have come at a better time. What a treat before the brief sabbatical I will be taking as I venture into motherhood this month.
Thank you kindly Nylon Daily, KariBeth and Tori Townsend!