What's your why?

I was recently asked what my why was. First, can we talk about what a tongue twister that was to type? It reminds me of “Who? What? When? Where? And why?” Ironically enough, my why, is a who. If you know me at all you know I’m crazy about my daughter, Madilyn. She’s a year old now, I still can’t believe it. Mostly I can’t believe everything that’s happened in just a year. 


-packed up our life, moved across the country 

-started a new life/home

-traveled so much my head is still spinning, 16 different states an one US territory in a year

-made new friends

-got a new car

-became a mom


That’s the big one, best for last. The growth that has come from being Madi’s Mom is unreal. I don’t even know who I was before I had her at this point. Sure every once in awhile I’ll have flashbacks to before, but I wouldn’t change where I’m at now for the world. Why is she my why? She gives me hope. She gives me strength I never knew I had. She brings me tears of joy and of frustration (good god, does she ever). She’s my biggest inspiration and my pushing motivation. Honestly, until you’re a mom you just can’t explain with words why your child is your why. They just are. 


Why do I take photos of her, all the time? Well I don’t. Usually it’s about once a week or so honestly. Like any good parent, I want to document who she is, who we are and how she’s been brought up. She has tangible prints in case technology fails us (it’s going to y’all). Mostly I want her to look back at the moments in the photographs and realize how much we love and adore her.


Check out some of my rad photo friends and their why's!

Northern Utah Photographer

NEPA Boudoir Photographer

Oklahoma Maternity Photographer Nicole Gulick Photography