Nikola is a passionate writer and strives daily to be an exceptional mother and partner, respected friend and an engaged community leader. She also contributes to the Northern Colorado Moms Blog and The We Spot Blog.
Capturing the Special Moments
I try to capture all the smiles and special moments with my children. The camera on my smart phone is pretty darn amazing. But I'll admit that the pictures that I take will never be professional quality. They are cute, candid and special to me, but to get that quality that I want to print and send out to our friends and family near and far, I knew I needed to lean on someone with the right tools and experience.
I Hit Book Now!
In my five+ years being a parent, I had actually never booked a studio photo session. I saw that Amber was advertising Spring Mini Sessions and the backdrops looked so sweet. So, I took the leap. I hit "Book Now" and I'm so glad I did.
You see, this will be the last spring that I will be able to refer to my children as "my girls." Come this summer we are due to have a boy join our crazy town USA. The sweetness, sisterhood and expressions that Amber was able to quickly capture in less than 30 minutes are absolutely priceless!
Getting Picture Perfect
My five-year-old and two-year-old felt so special getting to pick out an outfit from Amber's studio closet. They were filled with all the twirling magic delight! And I was relieved as a hot-mess mom that I didn't have to rush out to get spring outfits for them before the photo shoot.
A combination of the atmosphere and Amber being such an amazing mom herself, my girls, to my surprise, were great listeners and took Amber's direction without question. She kept them engaged and moving so they didn't get bored and Amber was quick to respond when a particular pose just wasn't clicking for my girls. She never pressured them to pose a certain way, just gave friendly suggestions that made the girls want to try.
You Never Know Until You Try
So, if you are like I was and not sure what a Spring Mini Session at a photographer's studio is all about and if it is worth it, let me encourage you — it is invaluable! All it took was some clicks to book and 30 minutes of a Saturday morning.
And now I have these precious memories to welcome in the spring season. This may become an annual tradition! Although next year it might look very different with a boy in the middle.
Ashley calls Windsor, CO home with her husband (Colton), two son's (Wesley & Hayden), and their two orange cats (Bow & Arrow aka The Ginger Boys.) She is the owner and operator for Mother Nature LLC and is passionate about giving mothers a loving, lifelong keepsake to honor and remember their breastfeeding journey.
Mother Nature is Northern Colorado's original breast milk keepsake artist. I am setting the gold standard in breast milk keepsakes and I aim to capture a mother’s physical representations of their life journey within beautifully handmade keepsakes.
My vision grew from an idea and passion behind the significance of a mother's breastfeeding journey. Mother Nature captures the pure essence and feeling behind a physical and emotional aspect of someone's life, by taking their items which represent their journey, and hand crafting them into delicate jewelry and other pieces in which they can hold onto forever.
Care, Love and Pride
I am changing the way breast milk is seen by establishing a professional service with heart and soul. I place the utmost care and love into each piece I create, and treat them with respect and care for which they deserve. I take pride in creating these lifelong keepsakes.
Hand crafting such a special piece of art isn't just about placing materials together, it's about you and what makes your journey unique. It's about celebrating your goals and capturing the most amazing moments. The moments in which you may have had to overcome fear and struggles with such determination as well as the sweet, nurturing moments you never want to forget.
Your story matters and should be captured with love. “Inspired by life, handmade with love.”
What would these pearls represent for you in your journey? Let us know in the comments.
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Amber Sullivan- Northern Colorado Photographer
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