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The statement that ‘motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own’ could not ring more true. Having Levi has changed my world in a thousand different ways, but most importantly, it has taught me to be selfless and to give my all for him, to him, each and every day that we are together. Just seeing a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye, or hearing his insanely cut giggle (or cry!), makes me fall in love with him more and more each day. I could never have imagined what motherhood was going to be like, but I’m sure glad I was given the opportunity to be a Mother to my little Levi
~Kathryn, mother to Levi

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Celebrating Motherhood is a month-long series of images and stories featuring Be True mamas with their children. To schedule your own Motherhood Portraits, please contact us.

  • Linda - These are gorgeous family photos. I love the dreamy light and the simple look of colours, background and props.

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“I never knew that I wasn’t really alive until my first son was born. I was just a walking shell of a person until May 24th, 2012 at 10:12 am. My heart began to beat that very moment. Life was breathed into me as this tiny human was taking in his first breath outside of the home I had given him for 10 cozy months. The world was colored in different shades from that day on.

On March 10th, 2014 the rhythm of my heart was finally in sync when my second son was born. I delivered him myself at 5:50 pm and he completed my life’s purpose.

Motherhood created a new person in me. It made me see life from a different perspective. Things that once mattered no longer were a priority – the thrills that I used to seek were now replaced by the sounds of my children laughing and their happiness was and is all I need to chase.

Motherhood can bring you to your knees. You look forward to each passing day, as a new sunrise can bring promises of such joy but each sunset is a day closer to them growing up and being their own person.

I look back and miss those tiny babies they once were but I live for each minute with the little people they are now. I have never laughed and cried so much in my life. Their adoring eyes and endless giggles – their ready smiles and treasured hugs… Becoming a mother and raising the best of you is absolutely priceless.

You are the most vulnerable, weakest person when it comes to your love for them. But the strongest, super-human when it comes to protecting that love you have for them.

My children know the lyrics to my hearts song. And together, it is the most beautiful melody. I couldn’t thank them enough for awakening my soul and giving me a life and love that I never thought was possible.”
~Brynn, mother to Brayden and Liam

Celebrating Motherhood | Brynn, Brayden and Liam | Be True Image Design Mommy & Me Portrait Sessions

Celebrating Motherhood is a month-long series of images and stories featuring Be True mamas with their children. To schedule your own Motherhood Portraits, please contact us.

My motherhood story would be nonexistent if it wasn’t for my mother. She is obviously my first experience with motherhood! She is an amazing mother and a selfless person. She’s fun, funny, smart, caring, compassionate, loving, an excellent listener, and a great advice giver. I love her and am blessed to have her as my mother.

As my husband and I are the oldest children from each of our extended family, it has been a question on everyone’s mind since the time we were married six years ago when we would start our own family. As much as we tried to avoid the question, we knew we would have children when we were ready. It didn’t take long until we found out we were pregnant! I was scared, nervous, and excited all at the same time.  Family reassured us they were always here for us. We couldn’t believe it when May came around and it was time for our beautiful daughter to make her appearance into this world. Before Mia was born, other new mom friends had told me about how unconditional love exists between a child and a parent, but nothing prepared me for the intensity of that reality when she was finally in my arms.

Motherhood motivates me to strive to be the best version of myself that I can be. I strive to be as physically, emotionally and mentally healthy as I can, because so much of motherhood is leading by example. Currently, I am a stay at home mom, which means to me that my daughter is my first priority. I have a purpose that really matters and will change an unknown number of lives around me! On the other hand, being at home is tough- there are no breaks, and sometimes I feel very overwhelmed. My inspiration, my mother, reassures me that the long term rewards will outshine the current sleepless nights! My daughter’s smiles, hugs, and babbles are the precious moments I live for, and I would not change anything in the world for these moments!

Of course motherhood kicks my butt! Being a mother is exhausting, exhilarating, and challenging- often all in five minutes! I learn something new about my daughter and myself every day! But it keeps me humble and gives me the greatest sense of accomplishment and peace compared to anything else out there. It is everything I expected to be, plus much more!

My advice to new moms and mom-to-be is this: Motherhood is having a little somebody who will look up to you and totally rely on you. You have to live a life that sets an example for them. It’s about having a network of people who will provide support, friendship, and love. Never be afraid to ask for help, as it will not show your weakness. Enjoy every moment, as they will grow up so fast! Motherhood will come with joys and sorrows, but there is no greater feeling in the world than being a mother.”
~ Kajal, mother to Mia

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Celebrating Motherhood is a month-long series of images and stories featuring Be True mamas with their children. To schedule your own Motherhood Portraits, please contact us.