Over the last several months, I have been writing letters to my children. Through my letters I am able to permanently record my thoughts, share my love, and teach important lessons. At first I thought of these letters as “gifts” to my children; now I realize they are “gifts” to me that I will cherish forever.
I wanted to share this project with other photographers and bloggers, and be inspired, in turn, by the way they express their love for their daughters through imagery and word. We chose to focus on our daughters because, as women, we all have had important experiences in our lives that have shaped us and we want to share those experiences, lessons, and dreams with our young girls. I am humbled that several amazing women chose, without hesitation, to join me in this project. On the 25th of each month, we will share our images and letters. Each photographer will link to another, and we will form a small circle of links. We may live in different places and lead very different lives, yet there are several things that bond us: we are all photographers, we are all mothers, and we all love our daughters.
I have so many dreams for my daughters. Their whole lives are in front of them, like a blank canvas ready to be colored with hope, passion, dreams, fears, achievements, love, and heartbreak. There is so much I want to tell my daughters, and I want written memories for all of us to share. My letters incorporate the past, present, and future, and I’ve found that to be very grounding – it is a great reminder of what is most important in life and a perfect way to reflect on all for which I am grateful. And the best part is that these are a keepsake that I (and, hopefully, my children) will cherish for years to come.
Now please visit the blog of my dear friend Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer. She has an amazing ability to show her love for her daughters in each and every one of her photographs. Then continue on to the blogs of several other talented photographers and devoted mothers.