Just because you’re so head over heels in love with her that you’ve been making mixed tapes of sappy 80’s love songs*
Just because right now he won’t take off his superman cape and froggy rubber boots for a single waking moment, and before you know it you’ll blink and he’ll be asking to borrow the car.
Just because your butt has never looked as good in a pair of jeans as it does in these ones. (seriously, everyone says so).
Just because although you’ve been together for years, there’s something magic about the energy between you two right now.
Just because life is so perfectly imperfect that it would be a shame to forget what right now looked like.
Just because is always my favorite reason for a photo shoot. We’ve all accepted that there are certain specific times you should get professional photos taken. When you get married, right after your baby is born, right before the holidays. And like clockwork we call, and we book our appointments and we take the expected photos. And although they are no less magic for being expected – what about all the moments and years and memories in between?
Just because takes away all of the shoulds, all the expectations, all the feelings of obligation. And when those are stripped away, all you are left with is the reality of right now. And damn, if that isn’t sometimes the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Plus, holy freaking cow – you were totally right about those jeans! Girl – you look goooood.
Maisha is the mama of four children. Three amazing boys and one impossibly sweet little girl. She loves those boys with all of her heart, but this photo session was just for her and Alissa. An opportunity to head downtown, just us girls and a camera, and celebrate that one of a kind mama-daughter connection. Just because….
As the mama of two girls, I can honestly say that these photos made me melt.
And Maisha….va va va voom!
Alissa has so much sweetness (and just enough sassy attitude) that everyone falls head over heels in love with her. Personally, I want to adopt her – but her mama says no!
Even in the grittiest parts of downtown, there is still softness and beauty ( and a wee dose of silliness) to be found.
Maisha – you’re gorgeous. End of story.
*yes, I’m totally showing my age with the mix tape comment. No, I’m not ashamed. Air Supply anyone?