Jorja | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

March 31, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Today’s blog post is very personal.

This is my daughter Jorja. She’s 19 months old and she’s absolutely perfect. (Yes, I may be biased, but she’s perfect.) She’s a Daddy’s girl, a princess and her big brothers best friend. She’s my baby girl and I can’t explain how much I love her. I have to admit though, I was nervous when the doctor told me I would be having a girl. I instantly thought of every imperfect thing I’ve done in my life. Every mistake, every time I opened my big mouth without thinking, every time I stubbornly went my own way (even if I knew darn well it was wrong). I was terrified that she might make the sames mistakes; that she might be just like me. What if she’s shy? What if she has a little trouble with math? What if she is that slightly awkward tomboy that doesn’t really fit in with the other girls? How would I help her through all of that?!?  Now, a little more then a year and half later, I know that I didn’t have anything to worry about. Jorja is all her own girl.  Sure, we share similar blonde curls and she clearly has the same stubborn streak; but there’s no question that this independent little bombshell is something one-of-a-kind and special. I’ve also learned, that maybe I was being a little too hard on myself. After all, being frank and honest isn’t the easiest thing, but it isn’t bad either. Standing your ground for what you believe in and those you love no matter what is an alright thing too. Maybe, being that slightly awkward girl growing up, and making all those mistakes, made me into a better woman and mother. I am thankful every day that God gave me this perfect little girl. That we share a few things in common, and that we have the chance to grow and learn together. I can’t wait to see who she becomes and I’m excited to grow with her as well.

A note to Jorja: Mom loves you baby. You are completely perfect just the way you are and don’t you ever forget it.

Collage of black and white images of a girl on a chair

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Jorja | Hays Kansas Family Photographer


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