You and me, babe // Baraboo family photographer

What I love most about this session is how willing this mama and her girl were to be real and be messy.

Life with a kid this age is about hair in your eyes and crooked teeth. It’s about letting them pick out their own crazy outfits and giving them a “You go on, girl” nudge into the universe. It’s about cuddling and snuggling when they need it.

It’s not perfect and it’s not easy, especially when you’re doing it on your own.

A big thanks to Tara and Harper, one of the coolest mother-daughter duos I know. You’re lucky to have each other.