Letters to Our Daughters | April 2012

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.

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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.

Jody McKitrick | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

Olive Avenue Photography by Jess Sandager | Minneapolis Photographer

Rashmi Pappu | Alexandria VA, Washington DC

Julia Stotlar | Chicago-Area Photographer

Stephanie Beaty | Lifeography | Tampa Bay-Area Photographer

Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer

Val Spring of the The red balloon photography | Seattle photographer

Sarah Cornish | Colorado photographer

Emma Wood | Emma Wood Photography

  • April 25, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Letters to Our Daughters: A Collaborative » LIFEOGRAPHY | Tampa, Pasco and Trinity Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child & Family Photographer - […] Continue reading through this circle. Next, is a letter by the very lovely Amy Lucy Lockheart | Minneapolis Family Photographer. Filed in: Letters to Our Daughters Series | personal « Spring Shoot Schedule […]ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Ginger - Amy— love this project. What a wonderful group! I’ve been trying the same thing on my blog for my 10 on 10, birthdays etc. it’s a great way to savor and remember exactly how we feel right now! Love yours!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Ginger - Amy— love this project. What a wonderful group! I’ve been trying the same thing on my blog for my 10 on 10, birthdays etc. it’s a great way to savor and remember exactly how we feel right now! Love yours!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 10:41 am

    katie o. - If you start one for sons, sign me up.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Karie Peters - That was the sweetest letter I have ever read..wiping my tears. I have twin daughters too! We are blessed!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 11:05 am

    Kirsty-Abu Dhabi - Amy this is so perfect. I love your words, I love the way you express yourself and those beautiful girls are going to treasure this so much – thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of thisReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 11:19 am

    christina - what a beautiful project ♥ and I just adore the b/w of your sweet girls!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Julia - What a beautiful letter to those beautiful girls, I could just see them peeking around the door frame – you painted such a wonderfully vivid picture. This project you’ve started, Amy – it’s going to be such a special experience for the women and girls involved. I’m truly honored to be a part of it. <3ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    Jody - Amy, you have given such a gift to your girls with your sweet words and beautiful photography. Your description of snuggling with your girls (“big sleepy smiles and your messy hair”) hits close to home and it’s one I want to write about too. We are so lucky and I am so lucky to have been invited by you to be a part of this. Thank you! xoReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Val Spring - And once again I’m all teary eyed. Your words are beyond touching. Your little girls are beautiful and have the cutest smiles filled with love and tenderness and such happy bright eyes. I adore your soul, Amy. I’m so happy that I was able to meet you even if just for a couple short days. Thank you so much for including me uin this project that already has a huge place in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Rashmi - Amy, I have tears in my eyes reading your letter.. i can just imagine your cuddly mornings with your girls (you definitely need photos of that my dear!!) after they peek in to your room. They are so beautiful and so lucky to have you as their mama. Thank you sweet Amy for inviting me to join this circle of love letters to our daughters. xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    Leah - So beautiful! I would love to do this!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    stephanie beaty - Such beautiful images and words — adore this series and so grateful to be a part of it!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2012 - 6:29 am

    Emma Wood - Amy, the depth of your love is echoed in your images and in your words. I’m in no doubt that your daughters both know exactly how you feel about them and that they feel loved from tip to toe every single day. One day, reading these letters will just reinforce that for them, and I’m so very grateful to you for allowing me to do the same through my own letters to my Daughters. <3ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2012 - 3:49 am

    Breanna - I just came across this blog circle & it is amazing! So much love in the letters & photos & the journey of motherhood is felt in all the posts. You have certainly motivated me to begin writing letters to my children, I think I will start a journal for each of them. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful project & for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    Sarah Cornish - Oh my goodness they are just BEAUTIFUL! I love this Amy. I love your sentiments, your honesty. They are so lucky to have such an AMAZING mama and you are leaving them such a sweet legacy!! Thank you SO much for sharing sweetheart! I can’t wait to read more from you to your little angels!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2012 - 12:43 pm

    Jenn Jones - So beautiful. So inspiring. Love this project, Amy!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2012 - 10:00 am

    Amy Lucy Photography - […] letters and share them in a circle of links on the 25th day of each month. This project launched last month, and was met with a lot of support and kind wishes. I am so thankful to all the women who took time […]ReplyCancel

  • June 17, 2012 - 9:02 am

    Letters to Our Daughters | May » Emma Wood Photography - […] McKitrick | Jess Sandager | Rashmi Pappu | Julia Stotlar | Stephanie Cribbs Beaty | Amy Lockheart | Kirsty Larmour | Valeria Spring | Sarah Lynn […]ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    Letters to Our Sons Project: Month #1 | - […] of.  This Letters to Our Sons Project is actually a spin-off of two similar blog circles (found here and here) started by some of the Clickin Moms Pros, and I found myself so inspired by their monthly […]ReplyCancel

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