elena s blair


Being a mother can be your superpower in photography

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A "mom with a camera", on a mission!





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When I was in college I read the book “The Awaking” by Kate Chopin. There is a quote from the book that my higher self told my 18 year old self to pay close attention to….⁠

“I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give up my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.”⁠

“I would give up my life for my children; but I wouldn’t’ give myself.” Gives me the chills. ⁠

I was young and didn’t quit know why that was so powerful but I felt it on a soul level and I remember knowing it was important. The Awaking is one of those books that you finish and then you read immediately again because you just know it’s going to change your life. And I did just that. I finished and then I read it again. I think I have read it four times in total. ⁠

When I became a mother I got it completely. You can easily get lost in motherhood. And while I am completely obsessed with my children, my love for them is fierce, I refuse to loose myself for them. ⁠

Being a mother does not mean you have to give up who you are or what you love or what you desire. It doesn’t mean your life stops or that your dreams are no longer valid. ⁠

Being a mother has never been a limitation to gowing my photography biz, in fact it’s a super power…

Being a photographer made me a better mother. Being in complete control of my schedule (unlike when I was a nurse) allows me to be home every day when they come home from school and to schedule my photoshoots around their schedule.

My photography business reminds me that while I am an incredible mother (humble brag,) that I am also a bad ass business owner. And it feels really good to be good at both. I am dynamic and that makes me proud.

Having children will never hold me back from having my own personal goals – in fact, my kids inspire me to live a more fulfilling and successful life.

I think it’s important for my kids to see their mother making a living as a passion driven artist. Every day I show them that their dreams can become a reality and that they can craft their own success.

My kids don’t hold me back- they make me want to do more.

It is okay to want more than being a mother (gasp.) You do not have to let being a mother hold you back from living out your dreams. Instead let that be your inspiration to show your kids what is possible, right from your dinning room table.

Do not let your children be the reason you don’t build the life and business of your dreams. Let them inspire you to show them what is possible and what they deserve. ✨


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