A dear friend of mine, Stacey, asked me to document her + her three (of the most handsome ever!) little boys. Although day-to-day life with small children can be overwhelming and exhausting, it’s also really beautiful. Mama intuition encourages us to bottle up these little moments that are ever so fleeting (and document them when we can!) so that we may remember them forever. When the little footsteps down the hall and the endless calls/demands for “mama!” cease to exist in our homes, all we will have are the memories. And they are so beautiful.
Thank you, Stacey, for trusting my vision. You looked like a fairy princess at the Sekrit Theater and those boys of yours are the most handsome trio of brothers I have ever laid eyes on! Wild Carson, Kai is a Cutie Pie and Baby Crew have officially stolen my heart. And you have become a treasured friend! Life is sweet.
Mama + Sons Motherhood Lifestyle Photography Session at Sekrit Theater in Austin Texas
Melanie Applegate is an Austin-based documentary lifestyle photographer, a purveyor of the photographic arts. She is inspired by connection and adventure. Her work captures humor, love, truth and kindness. She loves to create and photographs because she must.
Between documenting details, she captures moments that happen in a split second… moments that reflect love, grace, wonder and a deep shared connection.