On the eve of Mother’s Day, it was such a joy to spend the morning with Jessica and her baby girl Gracie in their home in Long Beach. I got to meet them last year for the first time for their holiday photos. At the time, Gracie was only 3 months old. It is so fun to see how much she has grown both in size and personality since then. This was such a fun mommy & me session, and something I so wish I did when my little girl was only months old. As most mothers can relate, we are always the one taking the photos and most likely we are not so confident being in the photos due to the insecurity of just having had a baby. I so wish I would have thrown out that insecurity…because I’m sure there is nothing more beautiful than a mother with her baby. I’m so proud of Jessica for making this session happen. We need to give ourselves a little more grace and embrace these moments more than our insecurities. I hope you cherish these photos for all the years to come, Jessica! A very happy Mother’s Day to you.