“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.” -Unknown
I’ve known Vanessa for nearly 3 years now and I’ve always known she was beautiful on the inside and out, as it’s perfectly clear to everyone she meets. I liked Vanessa the day that I met her because I found out that she’s a former cheerleader (10 best years of my youth)… but more importantly a former PRO cheerleader (Redskins AND Ravens… GO SKINS)!
However, Vanessa’s journey over the past year allowed me to admire more than just her talent. It allowed me to see Vanessa as the strong and mature woman that she is and the amazing mother that her daughter is blessed to have. I was honored to watch her grow as a person as well as to see her close friends surround her with the love and support that she deserved.
Not only was I able to take some beautiful maternity shots of Vanessa, but I was also able to meet Sienna on her first day in this crazy world of ours. I snapped a few pictures for them to cherish but I will always hold those first moments with Sienna and Vanessa in my heart. I couldn’t be more proud to have Sienna as part of Auntie Mo’s bunch!
As you will probably guess, these photos are from a couple months ago as I took them in December before a few weeks of travel. Given that Vanessa and Sienna are preparing to head to Florida shortly, I thought it’s be an appropriate time to share these images with the world. While I’m going to miss them deeply in DC, I can’t be anything but grateful that they’ve been a part of my life and that I have yet another reason to visit Florida as much as possible.
World… say hello to the precious Sienna.