I didn’t want kids until I did

[Initially published on Jan 9, 2018.]

I hear this sentence a lot. In fact, I used to say it all the time “I don’t want to have kids”.

But guess what? I changed my mind… and I did it when I was 28 years old. I can’t tell you why, but I would find myself longing for a baby.

The truth is: yes, she changed me, so what? 3 years ago I did not want to have kids, and now here I am thinking about the next one. I think it was actually 3 years ago that my motherhood instincts - whatever these are - kicked in, and I have been the happiest ever since.

True motherhood is not for everyone, but apparently it is for me. I am not saying it’s all fairy tales, because most of it probably isn’t, but what is good compensates for ALL THE REST.

She is literally my everything and that is why I always try to cherish and record special occasions. I have been a fan of minimalism, but photographing memories and printing them still gets the best of me: I cannot and won’t let go of these! I do guilty for not saving the environment with all this photography thing, and maybe I will change my mind on this too at any point in the future, but, for now, I will keep chasing that l perfect light with my baby girl.

Needless to say, if you are like me and are having mixed feelings about being an environmentalist and/or minimalist VS being a film photographer and/or printing your special moments, let me tell you that IT IS OK. We do what we can.

Until next time**

By Camilla Jørvad.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

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