I met this brand new family of three just days after their newest addition arrived in this world, and felt so honored to document this small but important part of their adoption journey. As with all new families, they were in those sweet early days of just getting used to one another, and doing this in a hotel suite so far from home. Even so, their connection and the love binding them together was already so tangible. I feel so lucky getting to witness this in the families I photograph.
April 9, 2016 | Miami, FL
This October will mark the end of my 8th year in business. It's been quite a journey! I'm so thankful fo all of those who have supported me along the way as I've followed my dream. You're the only reason I've been able to successfully provide for my family with this art I so love.
I've been hoping to rebrand for a while now—having used the same logo for most of those 8 years. I wanted something more custom, and after some consideration decided to create my own logo (for those who don't know, I moonlight as a watercolor artist).
And so, I'm quite proud to introduce you to the new look of Hannah Mayo Photography:
And a little peek behind the scenes at the creation of the logo. It took so many tries to get the look I wanted!
As I set about making all of these changes, I also updated all of categories of my portfolio pages on this site. In the midst of adjusting to baby number three (who will be one next month!), none of 2015 had made it onto the site yet! Now everything is current and I got to relive all of last year's amazing sessions. I'm truly so lucky to work with such beautiful, loving families!!
I had so many favorites from this session, it was super difficult to narrow down. (But I did it—aren't you proud?!)
I spent about 3 hours with the Thakar family, exploring the town of Jupiter during their trip to Florida. Zavian turned one the day before our session, and had started walking just a week or so before.
From Preeti's very first email, I knew we were going to have a great time together. I love the way motherhood can instantly create a connection between two people. As we were walking together in the beginning of the session, she told me, "I never considered myself particularly nurturing, but now that he's here I'm just ridiculously into him." It's amazing the way our little ones capture our hearts right from day one. I could feel that love so palpably in this sweet little family during our time together.
While my client work allows me to opportunity to document amazing moments for families, my regular everyday existence revolves around my own.
My days are primarily filled with outdoor adventures, books, mediating sibling squabbles, teaching homeschool, and feeding three growing kids. (No one told me they would eat this much!) It is messy and beautiful, and I'm so thankful for every second of it (even if sometimes the thankfulness comes later)!
Here's a little peek into my life over the last several months.
(You can always see a lot more of it over on my Instagram feed too! And I blog about homeschooling, home, health, simplicity and a variety of other things at Seeking Equipoise.)