Today is my mom's birthday. She's not a fan of having her photo taken and will dislike every photo I post. But she's my mom and I think she's beautiful. I grab every opportunity I can to photograph her.
She lives three and a half hours away from us but has seen Ian every month since he was born! That is 64 trips and over 14,000 miles. She hasn't missed a month.
Did I mention she can jump rope? This was a month before she had her knee replaced. I don't know if the two are related ;)
She was at every event each of her five kids were part of as children and she makes most of the big ones for us as adults. That's my brother finishing one of many marathons. He qualified for the Boston Marathon that day!
She's a vicious Scrabble player.
And she and Shea genuinely love each other. The real deal.
So, happy birthday today mom. Thanks for being you and thanks for letting me photograph a bit of you.
Will you wish her a happy one too? And then go take pictures of the people who are important to you too! Don't worry about making them perfect. Just take them.