Leighton’s First Birthday // Los Angeles family photographer
Los Angeles Family photographer // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles family photographers
FROM LEIGHTON’S MOM // As a business owner/florist, becoming a new mama was equal parts exciting & terrifying. Throughout my pregnancy I debated numerous times with myself on whether I could still do both, own a business & be a mother. Debating whether or not vendors and clients would take me seriously with a child, or mind if I brought him with me to do business at times. Now, a year later, I am SO deeply grateful I chose to do both. Being a business owner and florist brings me huge amounts of joy and a creative outlet, while being a mother is one of the most naturally fulfilling & purpose-giving things I’ve ever done (also, many other things like exhausting, I’m not trying to sugarcoat that one!) I really feel that being able to do both pushes me towards being the best version of myself, and a better wife & mother. Being able to take time for myself, and have a creative outlet is a way I refuel my soul and it allows me to love my family deeper. These things together make me feel truest to myself and that is why I am so grateful that, with the help of Jordon’s encouragement & support, I chose to do both. I couldn’t imagine my life any other way these days & becoming parents last year has been the biggest & best adventure Jordon & I have taken on together yet.
Being Leighton’s mother is the most incredible thing. He is the splitting image of Jordon, and on most days carries a mellow, laid back composure that mimics his dad’s calming force so well. He is easy going & loves going new places. But also at a moments notice, or at the sound of a great tune, Leighton will raise that one eye-brow, throw a little sass on & break into a mini-dance party, letting everyone around know that he is most definitely, my son. It is so fun to see him grow, and become a mover and a shaker of his little world. Jordon and I both can’t believe we’ll have a one year old in just a few short weeks, and we can’t wait to continue to watch his personality unfold. As he turns one my hopes for him are that he would feel love that has no bounds, be a mover and a shaker of this world, and always, always dance it out.