A Heartfelt Story that Inspires Us | Northern VA Newborn Photographer

As specialists in newborn photography near Round Hill, VA, it’s not surprising that we find inspiration in the lives of our clients, especially mothers. Raising a child is a blessing but never without some challenges. Perhaps, that is why this story in the acclaimed “Humans of New York” photo series caught our attention:

“I have four boys. I was a single mother for most of my life. But I’ve been a good mother. I’m going to pat myself on the back for that. It wasn’t easy. I struggled hard. In my twenties, I got kicked out on the street with four young kids. But I made sure they were always safe, fed, sheltered, and had proper clothes for the season. They always had bikes and skates. And I kept them busy. I signed them up for everything: karate, basketball, swimming, you name it. I paid for it all. I didn’t want them spending time in the streets, so I’d work overtime just to keep them busy. I never had much left over for myself. I sacrificed a lot for them. I still wake up at 3:30 every morning to beat the traffic across the bridge. But they always come first. Because they never asked to come here. They were my decision.”

If you look carefully at her shirt, you’ll see that she’s wearing a U.S. Postal Service uniform. This mother went from having so little to become a role model of courage for her boys. Her story is one of love, commitment, and achievement. There is no better role model for her children. Her determination to triumph for her kids moved and inspired us, and we applaud her.

As a baby photographer, we meet new parents, each with their own story. It’s our goal to convey their stories through our craft. Portraits don’t have to be fancy, feature props, or be heavily photoshopped if they capture that in their subjects. (Therein lies the beauty, as well as the popularity, of the “Humans of New York” series.)

With our newborn photography here near Round Hill, VA, we strive to represent the purity and innocence of our tiniest clients. After all, our clients “tell” their own stories better than we do. We’re just their photographic messengers!


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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter baby photography team located near Round Hill, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

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