Orian and I first met when she hired me to capture their wedding day in 2011. And most recently I was able to capture her maternity and the newest member of their family, Eva. It's always such an honour to capture the milestones of a couple's life together and even better when those clients turn into friends.
Orian is an amazingly strong, witty and kind hearted woman, who makes me laugh out loud every time I see her. She is one of those people who leaves you feeling refreshed because of her honesty, humour and kindness. She is the most natural momma, and has that new mommy glow about her. Here she discusses life as a new mom:
First off tell me about your munchkin (age, stats, awesomeness):Eva is our precious addition to the family, she just turned 3 months, and is a sweet blonde bombshell! She has recently found her voice along with her radiant smiles that melt all of our hearts!
What's the most surprising thing you've discovered about motherhood?The most surprising thing about motherhood is how genuinely rewarding it is to see my sweet little baby grow and learn every day and the strong loving connection we have for each other. Also the natural intuition really does just kick in, which I'm grateful for being a first time momma!!
What's your go to trick when all else fails and everything is falling apart? My go to trick if all else fails is cuddles , smiles and snuggles and kisses!
How do you relax at the end of the day? I love getting into bed after Eva is sleeping and reading a good book as I hear Eva's little baby gurgling noises as she sleeps.
What's the best advice you received as a new mom? The best advice I received as a new mom is to 'hear' all the advice ,yet do what's best and what works and feels right for you and baby.
How do you balance your life/work and life as a mom? Balancing life/ work as a mom is a constant work in progress. I try and keep an open mind as soon as I think I've gotten something figured out, ie her nap time will change so being spontaneous along with having 'routines' seems to work for us!
Anything else you'd share about being a mom? Being a mom has taught me so many more things about myself as well and has opened my heart in understanding unconditional love. I am so deeply grateful for Eva in our lives and motherhood really increases my awareness for how precious life really is.
Thank you Orian!