If you are one of my past brides you probably recognize this beauty. Augusts are bittersweet because I loose her to Virginia Tech but I know fall break will be here before we know it. I love you SO much Kristen...you are so gorgeous inside and out. I'm so thankful god brought you into my life😭😍 #kirstynmariephotography #yourmodelfaceisgorgeous 😘
Getting ready for the day like.. #kirstynmariephotography
These gorgeous girls 💞 #kirstynmariephotography
There is a movement going on. Everyone is talking about it. Be authentic. Be you. Part of this authentic joy we talk so much about seems to start with truly believing and owning the fact that “I am enough.” In the past, it was never something I thought too much about. And if I did I'd bring myself to think about my current situation and the current status of my life as the starting point to where I could improve upon. Self-worth...self-love? Eh--I would get there eventually. My over critical brain would always remind me: of course I'm not enough! I haven't built an empire!! I haven't built my dream home!! I don't eat all organic! I should tell my friends I love them more! Shave my legs more often! Have patience! Ahhh the list goes on and on and on. Well. I changed my mind. I am now firmly on the I am enough bandwagon. Happy Tuesday.
Yesterdays wedding was absolutely stunning. #kirstynmariephotography
This is a long one. It doesn't matter if she's the mother of a one month old, a two year old, or a ten year old. She's a mother and she's doing the hardest (and most rewarding) job there is. If she's a new mom she learning her way through this new world where everyone has a different method or different opinion. She's learning what it's like to go without sleep and watch as people around her go on vacation and live wild and free as she used to do. She misses her freedom, yet feels guilty and selfish for having to go one moment without being by her baby's side. She did not know a love so fierce until she met her baby. Her body has permanently changed and it will take a bit to learn to love herself all over again. She worries. Constantly. If she looks a hot mess in public, it's because she probably is a hot mess that day but she's learning. She's learning to balance taking care of her new little, herself, and everything else life throws her way. I think it's bullshit moms get one day of the year to be recognized. A mother never ever stops being a mother. Yesterday I received the most heartfelt card from my stepdad. He just wanted to let me know I was doing a wonderful job. It brought me to tears. It made my year. It got me thinking. I have a very select few people who actually send ME a card or a text with no agenda except to check on ME, the MOTHER of an AMAZING little boy. Here's the thing. I KNOW I AM A BADASS. I don't always get it right and I don't have a full face of make up on. My fav jeans don't fit right now and I'm not participating in society's version of living it up. But I'm living it up in a new way. A different way. A way that is more fulfilling than any night on the town. I KNOW this. BUT it is nice to hear You know what, you're doing a wonderful job. We need to hear that every once in awhile. So. If you know a mom, let her know that she's beautiful. That she's magnificent. Tell her that she is a real life super hero. Don't tell her to come visit you: GO visit her! A you're amazing text will help fuel her heart, because we moms tend to neglect ourselves as we put all of our energy into our babes. (Continued in comments...)
When your brides have superior taste 😭🥂 #kirstynmariephotography
How blessed it truly is, to stumble upon a group of souls who want nothing but smiles and sunshine for you, for the rest of your life. #kirstynmariephotography