This blog is supposed to be centered around sensuality/sexuality and the artful expression thereof.  I wanted to share some personal images from my life the past couple months that have seemingly nothing to do with just that!  Or at least I felt that way at first....I realize now, however obvious it may seem, that Aria's birth is the culmination of one of the most profoundly beautiful sexual experiences I've ever had, and that the process of releasing her into the world was a very sensual, albeit painful, act.  So here they are, a few moments from my life during and post labor.  So proud to share my life with you all....

Click on an image to view full size with caption...taken by my husband or me, and edited by me.

I also wanted some special more formal and arty images taken of Aria and I, so I set up the tripod and timer and took these Mother and daughter portraits at 11 weeks post...

The early months can be so challenging.  A swirl of unending emotions and transitions.  I found balancing emotional energy between my 2 1/2 year old and my newborn to be the most challenging thing this time round...immense help from family and my husband changed the landscape completely.  I must say, in spite of any and all difficult moments, it is truly a sacred and treasured time. 

As my maternity leave officially ends, I am looking forward to getting back behind the lens.  If you've been waiting for the right time to book, I'm ready for ya.  Christmas and Valentines Day are comin up fast...and it's never too soon to plan the experience that will will redefine your sensuality, and therefore pretty much everything else. ;)

Much Love...

~Erika

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