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The Smith Family | Spring

Portraits, Family, ChildrenAmanda MohinaniComment

Every family has a story.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

Sometimes, when it’s your own story, it’s hard to see it until someone else captures it for you.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

You may not notice the little ways you smile at your husband. (Some of us even scowl - oops! #honesty)

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

You may not notice the way your daughter throws her head back when she belly laughs.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

You may not notice how close they stay by each other when they roam a giant field.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer
Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

And you may not notice how beautiful and real your family is - midst all the imperfections you see on a daily basis.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

But it’s yours. And that makes your story beautiful.

Kansas City Lifestyle Family Photographer

Heather and Eric, oh my goodness look at those colors shine! We could NOT have picked a better day to do your spring photos, and we could not have invited the sun to show up in a more lovely way. Thanks for sharing your family with me and letting me tell your story! Enjoy!! :)

Jess & Isaiah Maternity

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Motherhood can be an interesting journey.

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You become a mom before you even meet your child.

Lifestyle Maternity Kansas City Photographer

You feel them before you see them. You see your own body change before you even see their tiny body in person.

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Your baby is first part of you (weird) and then expected to come out of you (ouch), all while people give you unwanted advice, and some even feel the freedom to comment on your physical appearance as though you’ve never looked in a mirror before.

Lifestyle Maternity Kansas City Photographer
Lifestyle Maternity Kansas City Photographer

Somehow in the midst of all the newness and unknown, you’re expected to feel connected to your baby, excited about the next step, and confident in what’s coming.

Lifestyle Maternity Kansas City Photographer
Lifestyle Maternity Kansas City Photographer

Motherhood comes with a whole lot of fear. A whole lot of stretch marks. And a whole lot of change.

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But sometimes that change surprises you (and your partner too!) with beauty. With extra love. And with new determination.

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Because motherhood doesn’t happen overnight, but it instead eases over you day by day as it prepares you to be a different kind of woman.

A different kind of you.

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Jess, it has been SO beautiful to watch motherhood change you slowly and confidently! Don’t forget that even though your body looks unrecognizable in the mirror, underneath you’re still the same person… Just a little bit different and a little bit more you. Love you guys and I can’t wait to meet baby Hughes!! :)