Thank you to to all of the huggers, snugglers, nose wipers, chefs, nurses, tutors, multi-taskers, bedtime storytellers, and chauffeurs. You are forever selfless, giving, dependable, and patient. Special thanks to my mom for always nurturing my artistic side and encouraging me to follow my dreams; for spending years in freezing rinks (she hates being cold) and soaking sidelines to be my biggest cheerleader; for sacrificing to give me an amazing education, and for being the best role model and guiding me in my new journey as a mother. Today I’m celebrating my second mother’s day. Some days it’s not glamorous and most days it’s exhausting, but I hope I can inspire my daughter to become passionate, kind, loving, accepting, independent, and confident. Here are some wonderful moms that I have had the pleasure of photographing over the last few years, and one of me and my little bald one (top image). Happy Mom’s Day. Take today to express your gratitude to these wonderful women that make our worlds go ’round.