Just three months ago we shared the love and glow of soon-to-be-parents, Ana & Leo. It was with the same love that we captured baby, Mataeo at 1 month old - snuggled in with both abuelas (grandmothers) visiting from Columbia.
It is an honor to share the images from our time together AND kick-off the first ever blog post for Love & Light Photography. Two beautiful parents, inside and out - no surprise that their son is as breathtaking as their love for each other.
I am also processing this experience and journey for myself, embarking upon a career as a creative artist. I have been challenging myself everyday to follow my heart - to bring awareness to life's miracles.
For the past 7 years my 'work' in sales and marketing was consumed by focusing on one goal - driving revenue. That meant living in a world obsessed with returning 'value' to the bottom line.
Today, my 'work', my 'job' is still about 'value', however it feels completely different. With photography, I feel inspired; my role feels meaningful and fulfilling. Since August 27th, 2014 (my 30th birthday & the day I created the Love&Light Facebook page) I have been living with one intention, to bring as much love and light into the world as possible through photography.
We feel a connection with people - babies, children, couples, parents, grandparents, that we believe allows for them to feel comfortable and have fun during our time together. :) We encourage all of our clients to take pause, to remember why we are taking photographs in the first place. It is through this inward reflection that what truly matters is brought to light. It is our life's work to capture just that - the love and the light.
Where there is love there is life.
- Mahatma Gandhi
I desire to return 'value' to the parents, family members and individuals that we work with. They all deserve having their Love & Light shared with the world.
Thank you to everyone for your support, words of encouragement and genuine excitement during this time. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to my parents, Anita & Gary, my family, dear friends, my partner, Danger, and my supportive fiancé, Andrew. Without each of you this dream wouldn't be possible - my heart is full and I am grateful for this amazing opportunity.
And now, sweet Baby Mataeo!
Leo laughing because while changing Mataeo he did what most baby boys do - he peed all over his Pappa! :) Mataeo's adoring abuela glows with love for her new grandson.
Ana's connection with Mataeo was palpable. He loved being in her arms - feeling the same connection he had for the 9 months before joining us.
Protected and loved - how Mataeo will come to know the world.
Above all - Ana & Leo keep it real. Laughter + love + authenticity ensure a lifetime of light for this new family of 3. They are inspiring new parents and amazing people on earth. Grateful to have shared in the experience of their pregnancy and now the celebration of their LOVE, baby Mataeo.