Bobby -- Free Spirit Session

"I felt you. You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant. I followed advice. I read twelve books. I quit coffee. Could you tell I was scared? I talked to you, sang to you... I wasn't ready. But then you were here. Ten toes. Eight pounds. Love. Big fat love. I held you. I fed you. I realized that I would spend my life doing things to make you happy -- and that that would make me happy. And then there are the times I want to give up. You've made me rethink my sanity. You've made me want to fall on my mother's feet and tell her that I get it. But then you smile and you say my name -- and you grab my hand with those little fingers. We're growing together. We are seeing the world like it's new. I will open my heart and love will rain down all over you. You'll giggle, and I'll do it all over again. And we will walk hand in hand. Until you let go. I made you, but you made me a mother."

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Bobby is an incredible person; a mother, a wife, a friend, a photographer, a sister....and even though I haven't known her as long as the other people in her life may have, I don't think you need to spend ample amounts of time with her to be able to see the type of person she is. She is a remarkable human being. Brave, nurturing, kind-hearted, ambitious, all topped off with a laugh that is so incredibly contagious. Thank you for coming over and hanging out with me and letting me take these photos; thank you for being the person that you are.

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Bobby's session was one of the very last to be shot in this indoor Edmonton space, BUT if you'd like to get together and talk about an Outdoor Free Spirit session this spring and/or summer in Calgary, then send me an email (kaihla@kaihlatonai.com) and let me buy you a glass of wine!!