I am a mother just like you and I know how overwhelming new parenthood can be. How easy it is to put yourself last. I will put you first, help you to forget about everything else if only for a few minutes. Let’s focus on you and your beautiful new family.
I am a wife, mother, photographer, soccer mom, coffee addict, wine lover and beach bum. I grew up in a little town in Maine called Kennebunk and made the trek across the country to Colorado about 18 years ago. Erin Jachimiak Photography came to be in the Spring of 2013 after my husband gave me 6 months to follow my passion. I ran with it and have not looked back!
When my children were younger, it was so easy to put everyone else first, to not do the things in life that made me happy. Once I realized how my unhappiness affected not only myself but my family as well, I decided that I needed to put myself first because I deserved that. This made me want to inspire other Mama’s to do the same thing. Being a Mother is a tireless and often thankless job, the fact that we created these perfect little beings is a BIG deal. An accomplishment that deserves to be honored! I love making new mothers feel beautiful and pampered. All the while being able to create perfect little moments amongst the chaos — to celebrate the love and joy that is motherhood.
You are beautiful! Embrace the changes to your body. The new curves, the amazing glow to your skin. So what if you can’t fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes? Love yourself and your body. That body created a life, which is pretty amazing if you ask me!
Just when you thought it was impossible to love anyone more than your spouse or parents, you had a baby. That love is all encompassing and THE most powerful emotion there is. Let your heart burst with love and embrace it. All of it!
Look what YOUR amazing body is capable of doing! Growing a human is no small feat. Stop being so hard on yourself and celebrate you!
I believe it is an honor and privilege to be another human being's mother. That tiny person looks to you for everything. You are their person. The one responsible for feeding, clothing, loving, and teaching them. Motherhood is hard... all of it. But when those babies are all grown you get to be proud of that person that you created and shaped. Proud of the person they have become. Proud of the job you have done.
A mother’s job is never done. It is constantly changing, evolving. As our children get older our jobs may seem less significant, but believe me, they aren’t. Our children will always need their mothers. Trust the journey, take it all in and cherish EVERY SINGLE MOMENT.
Time with my family is so precious to me, there just isn’t enough of it. Here is a little peak into my coveted time with the people that call me Mom.
We spend more time at soccer fields then we do in our home (or so it seems)
We love the ocean. We try to travel to one at least once a year. When I retire and my kids are grown, you will find me on a beach.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is movie night. Complete with make your own nachos and vino for the adults.
Photo Credit: Twig & Olive Photography