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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New | Utah Newborn Photographer

Spring is an interesting time for me. One of mixed emotions. Every spring I'm reminded of loss because it is the time three dear family members of mine passed away; all too young. Yet spring is also when the world is renewing, blooming and beautiful. It's when I celebrate birthdays of many, anniversaries, and motherhood AND fatherhood.

Today my five year old woke up in a horrible, awful, no-good mood. He started telling me that I was the one that made him angry, and I found myself telling him that "you can blame other people, but you are the one in charge of your feelings," a sentiment I've found myself saying many times to different children, and even to myself.

It's easy to blame, isn't it? It's easy to feel sad and angry sometimes. But life IS beautiful, and life IS what we make of it. For me, I want to always choose happiness over sadness. I want to always choose the positive over the negative. I'm still working on it, and I have a feeling I will my entire life, but it's what I want my children to see me striving for. Because life is worth celebrating.

I have had the amazing, wonderful opportunity to photograph many newborns this year. One of my all-time favorite subjects to photograph. And it is such a blessing to me to get to feel the strength of the innocence in these lives. The strength of potential. The growth of love. These little lives are so important and so life-changing, and I am grateful for the opportunity to feel the hope and love that these families cannot help but exude when in their presence.

Baby Photography


Kelli Bramble said...

I love your newborn work..just gorgeous!

Stueller said...

I love this set :) Beautiful Joanna!

Joanna Taylor said...

Thank you so much guys!

Cindy said...

Love the ones with mom and dad, so precious! They will treasure them!

Ellen Dykstra said...

What a great reminder, and your images are heart-melting!

Mandi said...

Have I mentioned how much I adore your black and white edits? Swoon.

Okay I have a Q&A Friday question for ya, Joanna.

Photographing rooms. Sooo frustrating. I'm thinking my main problem is metering. The light coming from windows is just messing me up big time. How can I get a great, well lit picture? How can I specifically get a great picture of a whole window, without having my camera expose to the light coming from it and darkening the whole room? Arrrr.