Photographer and Friend of ARQ Ali V. created these captivating photos of her friends Renee, Olivia, and Emily with their children.
We find these images especially inspiring and poignant given the visceral, physical, and sometimes grueling nature of motherhood – so many of us wish we could hold our own mothers right now just like they held, comforted, and nourished us. And for those who's mothers did not, our thoughts and our love are with you on this day as well.
My name is Emmy and I am a mother of a 3 yr old and 6 yr old. I am the owner of a one woman boutique salon in Boulder, CO. With the unexpected closing of my salon, I’ve been incredibly grateful in having so much time and space to nurture my boys full time. Our homeschool has primarily been going back to simplicity and reconnecting with our roots. We do little with screens and choose to focus on slowing down and taking time with nature. So much of what’s being asked of their education is right here in our home, nature and in our back yards. Ours is now blossoming and abundant of herbs, flowers and every vegetable imaginable that we have curated and planted together. Planting, baking and daily culinary endeavors fills our days to the brim and it’s lovely. The time and space to do so more presently has been a gift. We’ve also adopted seven chicks and a sourdough start. There is a lot to do, and all of it nourishing, and meaningful. Baking and cooking from what we grow and create. Daily, they help me package and ship my organic @foret_salt salt spray that I created start to finish. I’d hire and trust them fully! It’s been wild, it’s been strange, but I can’t find the words to what a beautiful awakening this time has been. I am a mother. It is my biggest, fullest love.
Ali // THE PHOTOGRAPHER!
My name is Ali and I'm a mama to a 10-month-old, partner to an amazing man, and a lifestyle photographer. Documenting these mother’s and their babes from the outside looking in helps share a glimpse of their lives in quarantine at home. This is such a fragile time in all of our lives and everyone is effected differently. However, these mamas and I share one thing; our endless love and devotion to our little ones. I cannot be more grateful to experience this time with our little guy, to witness him grow, and watch him discover life’s beauty. I am learning to slow down and just be, a blessing that keeps my heart full. Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful mamas. Fill yourselves with love and beauty, today and everyday.
Find Ali on Instagram HERE : @alisonvagnini
Ali's Website : https://ali-v.co/