Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The One with the Mommy and Me Playgroup :: 06:19:08

Mothers. Moms. Mommies.

I have total and complete admiration for mothers. There's just something different about the "job" of being a mother. I cannot even fathom a fraction of what it means or feels like to be a mother. Even being as career-driven and oriented as I am, I have a feeling that one day, God willing, when God blesses Adam and I with a baby that it will be something that nothing could prepare me for. And me, being the control freak, always wanting to be super prepared for everything. I just know I will probably have a hard time dealing with it all.

Just saying. :)

I had the honor of shooting a Mommy and Me playgroup today that Lisa (Elle G) referred to me. Anne invited me to their weekly playgroup to take photos of their babies that are all around a year old or so.

Omigosh, can you say PRECIOUS?! They were all so cute and energetic. I got all sweaty just chasing them around the backyard trying to capture a focused shot of them. Note to self: when you shoot babies and children... you gotta be FAST!

After spending some time with the moms, you could just feel the love in the room. It's so awesome that they have each other. To support one another and be able to understand EXACTLY what each other is going through as a new mother. I can't imagine trying to raise a baby just by myself and the fact that these moms have each other is such a blessing!


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One of the moms even brought a hanbok for the babies. It was so cute!

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Anne, Min-wha, Joy, Misun, and Dawn... thank you for allowing me into your playgroup for a quick moment to get some shots of your beautiful babies and giving me a glimpse into your everyday lives. Know that I have a lot of admiration for you as mothers and hope that I can come back again when the babies are older to see how much they've grown!

20 comments:

Wayne Toshikazu said...

Asian babies! I was cute when I was a (half) Asian baby. Not so much any more though! :-)

That last outfit is so awesome...

Keep up the good work!

Ann said...

Jas!! These are sooo cute! Way to go. Love the last one with the traditional outfit!

So fun to see you tonight!

~kelly marie~ said...

I loooooove the third to last picture! Great job! Your pictures made me slightly less afraid of babies :).

Lisa Gisczinski Photography said...

Jasmine they are great and those moms are going to be thrilled! That is funny that we are all up so late. Go to bed already!
I love love love the 4th image!

Anne said...

Hi Jasime!
Thanks for uploading the pictures on the blog! I so wanted to see how it turned out. I love the pictures and can't wait to see the rest!

Furious Photographers said...

Cute pictures! By the way, when did you get to meet Jasmine Star? LUCKY! LOL :D Anyway, nice stuff! I absolutely love the last one -lawrence

Nicole Liebgott Photography said...

Hey girl it was so nice to meet you last night, these pics are adorable, she is a little cutie pie

AHS Photography said...

These are so cute! It was so nice to meet you last night! And yes, next time we definitely need to have more time to chat!
~Amy

david & kimi baxter said...

jasmine you may be right, babies/children may be your niche!!! these are AMAZING!!! love love LOVE that first shot!!!

Enoch Photography said...

Jasmine - these are fantastic ... and that last one... WOW!

Jasmine Marie said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I love the encouragement and support. And babies too! ;)

BRIAN KHANG said...

That last one is my favorite. I like the outfit and colors.

The Willcox Family said...

I love that you shot a Mommy and Me group! That is a great idea! It looks like a group of Super Cuties! I hope that all is well on your end. :)

rowena said...

oh yes, kids will cure you of any control freakiness lol. You captured the babies deliciously... they are all so cute!

kristin said...

So cute, I cant stand it!

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kymberli q. said...

Soooo cute! I might be in Mommy and Me playgroup in a year! Crazy! LOL Great work, Jasmine!

Adrienne said...

So adorable!! I can't believe that 3rd little girl's eyelashes are real!

david & kimi baxter said...

jasmine my dear saw your wedding pics! you looked so gorgeous!!! blessings!!

Rachel Brooke said...

Aww! I love the hat picture at the end!

Tawny said...

awww these are so adorable!! Nice Shots Jasmine!!! Hope you are enjoying married life =) Tell Mr. Ko I said hello too!