Wildling Sessions // April ’17

SARA and MICHELE //
Chloe, Mae, Clara & Fern
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Sara: “Being Mommy to four small but mighty, each so individual in their own ways but similar in their fierceness, beautiful girls fills my heart & soul to the very top.  Motherhood, for me, is empowering & draining, comforting & terrifying, wild & uncontrollable but somehow keeps me grounded. It is my identity & I embrace it. They are my greatest adventure.”

Michele: “When I gave birth to my children and held them in my arms for the first time, my heart was overcome with such an incredible deep feeling of love and joy. No one can prepare you for that moment and the permanent imprint it leaves on your heart. My children may not realize that each and every time I see their face or hear their voice that I’m back to that special place when they stole my heart along with the million memories we’ve made along the way. What being a Nana means to me – How much time do you have? I absolutely adore them and all they bring into our lives. It’s an incredible experience to watch your daughter evolve from a little girl to a Mother. To watch Sara embrace each pregnancy and bring each beautiful little girl into the world, on her own terms. It’s an experience that is difficult to put into words because it encompasses so many powerful emotions. As Sara navigates her way to where I am today, I know she will understand how much it means to be her Mom and Nana to her girls.” 

JESSICA // Merrick & Reeve

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“Motherhood – beautiful, messy, exciting, hard, exhausting, challenging, selfless, rewarding, joyous, magical – so many words come to mind when I think of this title; a title I truly feel so blessed to have. To say motherhood is difficult is an understatement. Raising tiny humans is terrifying! It means making hard decisions. It means telling them things they need to hear but may not want to hear. It means making sacrifices. It means many sleepless nights. It means allowing them to get hurt and make mistakes so they can learn from them. But the most terrifying, yet amazing, part of motherhood is how much I love them.  My boys mean the world to me. They make me laugh and smile and I have found a whole new appreciation for life through their eyes. They make me so proud, of the people they are becoming and of the person they have helped me become. This job may be hard, but it really is the best job in the world.”

COURTNEY // Sloan

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Nothing makes me happier than being a mama to this little girl, its a choice I gladly make everyday, to put her wants and needs ahead of my own, to teach her the way of life and to do the right things. Motherhood is the most important and fulfilling job I’ve ever had and I cannot wait to live out this dream of mine with her + my main squeeze”

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“Motherhood is truly a remarkable gift, in which I hold so dear to my heart. I love now being able to experience the world through my sons eyes and to demonstrate to him complete and utter love that has no end. My husband and I can’t wait to expand our  love and our hearts next month when we meet the newest addition to our family.

RUBY
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“It is a calm, happy excitement. It skews the steady marching of time- sometimes it moves slowly and other times it is passing at an unimaginable rate. It is a closeness, an intimacy like one I have never felt. It makes me realize I never fully grasped or appreciated what my mother did to bring me into this world.”

KAYLA // Reece Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography Wildling Sessions - With Love and Wild Photography

“There’s something so special about having tiny humans that are half you and half the person you love. || I can honestly say that of  all the things I’ve accomplished in my life, nothing makes me more proud than being a mama. From the second Reese entered this world, I felt a shift in who I was and what I was meant to be. She brought a different kind of purpose and perspective to my life and filled a part of my heart that I didn’t even know needed filling. And in just two short years, motherhood has taught me so many important lessons. I think I’ve seen my highest highs, and my lowest lows. I’ve cried. I’ve lost my patience. And I’ve had more moments than I’d like to admit where I didn’t feel good enough – as a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a teacher and most of all, a mother. But thanks to this little girl, I’ve also experienced a love so deep that my heart feels like it might burst right out of my chest at any second. Before I was a mom I never knew the kind of pride and sheer joy that was possible from watching your child take their first steps. Or from having little arms wrapped around your neck and a sleeping head on your shoulder. Or from hearing a little voice call “mommy” from another room. As we get closer and closer to the arrival of baby number two, I’m anxious and excited to go through these motions all over again. It’s hard to imagine loving another little one as much as we do Reese, our hearts already feel so full. I often worry about how we’ll find the balance and whether I’ll be enough for two sweet girls, and it’s easy to get swept away with these kinds of worries. But at the end of every day when I get to tuck in my first babe and feel the kicks and wiggles of my second, I’m reminded that my love and nurturing is all they need. And it brings me peace to know that they will never go a single day without knowing how loved they are. Being a mom is simultaneously the hardest and most rewarding job there is – and I wouldn’t trade it for the whole world.”  

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Wildling Sessions // March ’17

CYDNEY
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“As far as pregnancies go, I feel extremely fortunate in that I’ve had a relatively smooth ride so far. I feel energetic, haven’t been nauseous or sick in any way and honestly at times forget I’m even pregnant (cue guilty feeling for all the mommas who I know SO do not have this experience!!).  While my experience so far has been filled only with excitement and happiness, as I start heading down the home-stretch of my first pregnancy, anxiety and self-doubt have started to kick in with the realization that the road ahead I know won’t all feel as easy as the past 7 months.  But then I’m quickly reminded of how blessed I am to be surrounded by women, whether they be friends, family or other moms online, who are now, more than ever, sharing the raw and uncensored truths about parenthood, offering their unconditional support and encouragement. It’s not all going to be perfect, and that’s perfectly OK. I’m incredibly grateful to join this community as I become a mom and only hope I can give back as much advice, inspiration and love as I’ve taken from all the kick-ass moms in my life.”

REBECCA // Isla, Jonah & Rowan

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Motherhood is hard, it’s raw, it’s lonely, and it’s exhausting- oh so exhausting. It’s full of worry, fear, and doubt. But most of all motherhood is beautiful. It’s warm, it’s proud, it’s gratitude, and it’s magical. It’s full of patience, laughter, and joy. It’s a fierce love that no words could ever describe. Becoming a mother changed my life, it made me whole. With each of my baby’s births a new mother was born, and I am eternally grateful they chose me. They are all of me.”

ALICIA

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“Motherhood is the most unselfish role a human is capable of. From the moment a mama finds out she is pregnant, there is an immediacy to put someone else’s health and happiness ahead of her own; it’s instinctual and overwhelming in every conceivable way. I have this new level of respect for myself, as a whole, mind and body, and for women in general; we are warriors.”

MICHELLE // Maisy

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