On Friday, we invoke the muse of motherhood to shine her light of inspiration upon us.

I began taking shadow portraits when Tusli was in my belly and have taken many since. It is sweet to watch her shadow grow, too (and walk, crawl, hop, dance, run)! They are fun to play with and make a great background for recording memories and heart song. I like the quiet, sacred quality of these moments and know I’ll treasure them as a collection in the future.

I love and respect how my friend Jade has recorded her transformation into being a mother — her honest photos and beautiful words. And these conversations were supportive and inspiring to me.

Sacred PregnancyAnd the lucky mama who will be receiving Anni Daulter’s Sacred Pregnancy is…Kiersten! Congratulations Kiersten — I know many pregnant women will be introduced to this book now. :)