Portrait of a Mother | Jane

I came across a fabulous publication called “Mother” featuring lifestyle articles and features with the modern, style-leaning mom in mind. What really caught my photographer eye was the archive of photo stories/interviews with some seriously stylish mamas, most of them working in creative fields. It sparked an idea to start a personal project for myself, photographing moms with their kids at home. I’ll be sharing three of these sessions this week, along with some of my thoughts on motherhood in honor of Mother’s Day!

First up is one of my good friends, Jane. She’s a mom of 3 young boys: Bowen (6), and 2-year-old twins Rockwell and Jameson. After suffering from a rare auto-immune disease that affects carrying children (she lost two stillborn babies), her sis-in-law volunteered to be her surrogate who carried the twins.  Jane also happens to be a fashion stylist and has worked with a number of big-name clients, including L’Oreal, Levi’s, and Glamour magazine. Last summer we worked together on set for Royal Velvet.

For this shoot, my goal was to capture some sweet moments of Jane and her boys in her gorgeous, eclectic Menlo Park home. Prior to the session, I asked her what some of her favorite things to do with her boys are and where they spend the most time at home to be sure I approached it with those in mind. Jane is one of the warmest, funniest, most talented, fun-loving and creative women I know. She embraces motherhood with optimism, devotion, and laughter.mom and boys in doorwaymom and boys on porch swingmom and boys on bedmom cuddling her little boywoman on bedwoman in chairmom and twin boysmom and sonmom and sonmom and son cooking togetherfamily in the kitchenchild licking his fingermom cooking with toddlermom with kids in kitchenmom comforting her sonmom in the kitchen with boysmom wiping child's face in kitchenmom and boys sharing a snackmom wiping son's facelittle boy reaching to kiss mommom and boy sharing a sodamom sharing snack with kids on porchmom playing ball with kidsfamily together on porchmom with boys in bedroommom with boys in bedroom and boy is dropping a ball through basketball hoopmom with kids on porch swingmom and kids on porch swingmom reading to kidsmom with kids through windowmom putting on boy's shoesmother and son

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