Dear Mom |10 on the 10th Blog Circle

This month I am participating in a blog circle with a group of very talented photographers.  The blog circle is called 10 on the 1oth.  We are going to share 10 pictures on the 10th of each month.  This month my post is a little different than I am sure the future months will be.  This month is extra special for me because of Mother’s Day.   I choose 10 pictures that have a lot of meaning to me about my mom.  For those of you that don’t know or are new to Erin Nisi Photography, my mom passed away in January due to a very unexpected and short fight with lung cancer.  This is her Mother’s Day Card.  I am still trying to figure out life without my mom and I thank you for letting me share this with you.

 

Dear Mom,

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short days we will be celebrating Mother’s Day without you.  Every morning after I get the girls off to school I reach for my phone to call you to chat about nothing. I miss that so much! I know that this year will be hard for me to celebrate the one day of the year you let us fawn over you but I want you to know that is just what we plan on doing, celebrating you!

There are so many things to celebrate, your love, strength, compassion, creativity, strong will, and that I truly am the person I am today because of you.  If it’s possible your sweet granddaughters seem to adore you even more now that you are their angel.  I know you were worried they would forget you but their love for you has only grown stronger.   Ava has told so many of her friends how lucky she is because she has an angel with her in Kindergarten, Emma told us that this year she won’t be scared to dance at her recital because she knows that you are going to be on stage with her, and Sofia insists that at night you are tickling her cheeks and that is why she can’t go to sleep.

I have always been proud to be your daughter, but this year I am especially proud.  Mom you were once again faced with something challenging and you carried on as though nothing could stop you.  You gave it your all and always had a smile on your face.  Thank you for being the most amazing mom, teacher, and friend anyone could ever ask for.  I hate that our time together was cut short here but I know that you are still right by my side and for that I am so very grateful.

I love you to the moon and back.

Happy Mother’s Day! XOXO
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Now keep the circle going by clicking here to see what Carrissa, the talented photographer behind Ashlyn Adele Photography, captured!

 

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Erin Nisi Photography specializes in Simple, Pure, Custom, Newborn, Family, Children and Lifestyle Photography in the Barrington, Illinois area.  I would love to hear from you, contact me now if you would like more information or to book a session.

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Megan - Oh Erin, my heart still breaks for you. What a beautiful tribute to your mother-she did an amazing job raising a wonderful and talented woman!

Carissa Hodges - Erin this is simply amazing. Your words…..

Jessica - Oh Erin, you have one of the hearts I have ever met. Love you so much. Your Mom will be with you this Sunday even if you can’t see her. xooxoxoxo

Stephanie - What a beautiful post, Erin! The way your daughter’s feel their Nonna with them is so touching– I sat here and cried, reading it. I know this weekend will be so hard for you all, but know she is shining down on you and your family, Erin, and she is so proud of you all. xoxox

Becky Batchelor - Heartbreakingly beautiful and such a touching post before a difficult weekend. Love all the pictures you have to remember her by! She will be with you girls always!

Sarah S - I had major tears reading your post – I’m so amazed at the legacy of strength and love that your mom left for you and your girls. Will be thinking of you this weekend Erin!

lindsay vandemotter - beautiful post, erin. thinking of you this weekend. xoxo

Brandi Williamson - Oh Erin I want to reach through my phone and squeeze you!!! Your words to your Mom are so sweet and brought tears to my eyes. The love you and your family show for her is amazing and is a strong testament of the wonderful woman I’m sure she was. Hugs to you! ❤️

Danielle - So amazing Erin! Love and prayers to you this weekend! :)

Angela Macioce - This is absolutely beautiful just like you and your mom. I cried reading it and am crying now. Your mom was a wonderful, strong, courageous woman that has left her legacy with you and your precious daughters. She is with you each and every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Celebrate Mother’s Day as you would celebrate Judy… All of you deserve it! The pictures are amazing!

Caili - My heart hurts for you. Thanks for sharing such a vulnerable post. Hugs!

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Lifestyle Sessions | Barrington, IL Lifestyle Photographer

Oh my! Isla’s six month session may be one of my absolute favorite sessions ever!

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I don’t know if there is anything I love more than capturing littles in their own environment.  That’s why I love lifestyle photography.  Clients always think you have to have your home decorated to the nines or in perfect order to have a lifestyle session but that’s not the case at all.  Lifestyle isn’t about the way you have your home decorated or organized, it’s about capturing organic moments in your home.  Sometimes my clients are hesitant because they think they will not get a portrait of their little during a session, again that isn’t the case at all.  They may not be “traditional” portraits, but you will have many frame worthy portraits.  

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Real.Pure.Organic.Moments

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Sometimes littles are not crazy about having their pictures taken, but when they are in their own home you are bound to capture them doing something they love, and those are the moments you want to treasure.

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Even making their favorite midday snack!

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Memories that will last a lifetime!

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Erin Nisi Photography specializes in Simple, Pure, Custom, Newborn, Family, Children and Lifestyle Photography in the Barrington, Illinois area.  I would love to hear from you, contact me now if you would like more information or to book a session.  

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Expecting | Barrington, IL Maternity Photographer

We are experiencing a bitter cold winter but this session is sure to warm you up.  Are you or someone you know expecting? Just because it is cold outside, don’t let it keep you from getting maternity pictures done.  Maternity sessions in the snow during sunset are absolutely breathtaking.  Take a peek at this one.  I can’t wait to meet this adorable couple’s little one.  They are going to make fantastic parents!expecting blog boardsignature Erin

 

Erin Nisi Photography specializes in Simple, Pure, Custom, Newborn, Family, Children and Lifestyle Photography in the Barrington, Illinois area.  I would love to hear from you, contact me now if you would like more information or to book a session.  

 

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Quinn | Barrington, IL Newborn Photographer

This sweet little one was due a couple days before Christmas but she surprised her family with an early arrival and was able to be home for her first Christmas.  Quinn is a beautiful baby girl and it’s no surprise because mom and dad are gorgeous inside and out.  I can’t wait to watch Quinn grow as she is my first 2014 Baby’s First Year baby! I absolutely love watching these sweet little ones grow!

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Erin Nisi Photography specializes in Simple, Pure, Custom, Newborn, Family, Children and Lifestyle Photography in the Barrington, Illinois area.  I would love to hear from you, contact me now if you would like more information or to book a session.  

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Cyber Monday Sale | Barrington, IL Newborn Photographer

The gift certificate sales were such a hit I thought I would do one more special for Cyber Monday!!

This is good for any expectant moms due January -March 2014. The Baby’s First Year session fee is 50% off today only! You can find all of the pricing information by clicking {here}.  Shoot me an email at erin@erinnisiphotography or click on the contact tab to get this great deal for a year’s worth of images! There are only 5 available!  Cybermonday

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