Being gentle

Remember my favorite Mr. & Mrs Smith?

Yep those two. Now they are three. Well four including their golden furbaby. 

Khang and I were lucky enough to go visit them and meet our sweet new baby nephew!

Ngoc asked me beforehand to take a few photos of them at home. And to my absolute delight she specifically asked  me to capture “real moments at home to remember how things were at that moment in our life”.

My favorite kind of photography.

No outfits or poses were planned or set-up with the exception of that first photo above. Baby boy enjoys being outside so we took lots of neighborhood walks and of course I wanted to capture that.

Look at this proud papa.

It was basically grab, go, and shoot with Hans. I ran into a few low lighting issues, but the moments captured more than made up for it.

I love these photos in their home so much. If I could then I would hug them close to my heart. I do mentally.

My favorite ones were of Ngoc and baby while they nursed.

So purely sweet and natural. The apparent connection between these two blew me away. Ngoc is such a good mama.

Something I caught her saying a few times if baby was fussy or not in the best of moods,

“Oh I know… I’m sorry baby, I’m new at this too. We’re learning together.”

Just wow. This still pulls at my heart strings.

It speaks volumes to me. I love her mindfulness. I love that she allows herself room for error but more importantly, acknowledging that she and her family are learning during this very very new and exciting time. Together.

But above all, I love how gentle she is being with herself.

I will not pretend I know anything about motherhood but I know I will be repeating those same sentiments one day (hopefully).

I feel like everyone, no matter where they are in life, should be reminded to “be gentle”. Because aren’t we all technically new to the start of every day?

So thank you. Thank you, Ngoc, for the sweet reminder.

Thank you for reading and following along

with me,

Jules.

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