October 17, 2017

One Simple Question | Fine Art Photographer | New Jersey

Chapter 4 Part 2017

Bethany Grace is an Artisan Heirloom Photographer, specializing in your unique and beautiful legacy.  Bethany Grace photographs families, couples, newborns, and births.  If you are interested in Bethany telling your story, please contact her HERE


That braid.<3 It still doesn’t seem real. <3

I spent 10 years raising boys, all the while a tiny bit disheartened, because I was so certain I would never have a daughter of my own. <3

Part of me couldn’t help but long to create a Mother/daughter connection, worthy enough to match that of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.
I longed to sit quietly and braid my daughter’s hair. Hair that would certainly be lovelier than my own. I pictured her lovelier and better than me in every single way possible.
My idealistic INFP self wove these starry-eyed fantasies from the time I was 16 until the time I was 27.  I will be 33 in March…and here I am. Rather… here she is. <3

Sometimes I lose myself completely, and stare at her with those same starry-eyes. When I am able to find my bearings, I ask her a simple yet profound question. I ask my daughter if I can braid her lovely hair. <3

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