When we were building and dreaming of Kindred Photography Workshop, in it's early days, we always came back to the fact that we wanted the workshop to not only be a place where moms and beginners could learn how to use their DSLR cameras, but also be a place where women could find community in other like-minded women. A place of kinship. Which is where our "Kindred" name originated.
Let's be honest. Being a mom and being a woman in general, is tough. With social media and TV these days, we can easily find ourselves in the nasty hole of "comparison."
"She's a better mom than me."
"Her kids have cuter clothes than mine."
"How did her body bounce back so fast after having a baby?"
And so many others. Yep. We've all been there.
We want Kindred Photography Workshop to be an open community of women to not only learn a new skill, but also build a group of new friends who genuinely support each other, cheer each other on, and capture moments in their family's lives.
We love the quote mentioned above because of it's emphasis on photographing YOUR story. Your story may not look like everyone else's but its still yours. It's beautiful. This quote explains the gravity of preserving memories and makes memories tangible. Who will preserve your memories or share your story if you don't? When your kids get older will you have tangible memories of them when they were younger? At birthday parties? When they decided to give themselves their first "haircut"? You can!
In this world we need more smiles, we need more laughs, they need more YOU.
Moms, you have value. No matter how your day has gone, no matter how you are seen through the eyes of other people. We hope this post reminds you of your worth and we hope it inspires you to continue to strive to be the best mom you can be, while also giving yourself grace.
Angela + Kacey