Not only could I hear but I could feel the struggle of another mom from the next aisle over because I, too, was experiencing the same (toddler) struggle. I gave out a sigh of relief (possibly a few defeated tears) and had a moment’s thought of “I’m glad I’m not alone.” Our struggles went on separately until we ended up on the same aisle and witnessed two toddlers doing the same cart and display jungle gym game. We looked at each other and had a mutual agreement to let them terrorize together. There we were, two tired toddler moms, in the middle of target, giving in to our attempts at a smooth outing.
River and Taylin hit it off immediately. Their energy and their game were the same, so off they went playing and checking out each other’s target finds. As Krystal and I stood there watching our littles play together, we learned we had a fair amount in common and spent the next 20 minutes talking about hiking, travel, art, and photography.
Krystal has this southern girl charm meets PNW hiker chick meets artist vibe about her and I am here for it! We both learned that day that target has more to offer than ”dollar spot” finds, home décor, and everything in between. We all know it’s a mecca for moms to get out and get everything in one stop, but never in a million years did I think it would be a place where you can pick up new mom friends.
Photographing this session may have formed a new found love for ‘mommy-and-me’ sessions. It felt so natural and effortless and I loved watching and capturing the little moments to freeze the memories they will cherish forever. I sure hope I get to document their story of growing together for years to come.
Jan 7, 2023