two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

Sunset Family Beach Shoot | Platbank Sedgefield

During this entire photo shoot, all I could think was how wonderful it must be to be loved so fully and completely by not just one but two Moms. This young man is an extremely fortunate fellow to be part of this beautiful, happy family. Absolutely one of my favourite shoots to date, they were a dream to work with and the weather played along fabulously.

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.”
― Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked In

Mother and son on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“I know that despite whatever stupid thing I do, I’d be able to go to my mom and she’d still love me. I honestly believe that”
― Nellie Christine, RIDE

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“…we must be tolerant with ourselves and allow ourselves some deviations from the straight line we set up to follow. Even more we must allow others the same prerogative.”
― Jill Lepore, The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Mother and son on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Having a child flips your concept of love upside down into new depths, otherwise unknown to the human heart.”
― Julieanne O’Connor

Mother and son on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.”
― Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters

 

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

Mother and son on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.”
― Debra Ginsberg

two mothers and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Sons need mothers who feel at peace, comfortable with themselves, content with their lives, and reasonably rested.”
― Meg Meeker, M.D.

Mother and son on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.”
― Jay Woodman

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.”
― C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it.”
― Kim Harrison, Pale Demon

 

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”
― Virginia Woolf

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

young boy on the beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

two mother and their son playing on a beach at sunset in Sedgefield garden route during a photoshoot by moi du toi photography

“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”

― Kahlil Gibran

Moira

3 thoughts on “Sunset Family Beach Shoot | Platbank Sedgefield

  1. style320 says:

    These are such lovely family photos, Moira. Thanks for sharing with me.. Best, Elaine

    On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 at 06:01, moi du toi photography wrote:

    > moi du toi photography posted: “During this entire photo shoot, all I > could think was how wonderful it must be to be loved so fully and > completely by not just one but two Moms. This young man is an extremely > fortunate fellow to be part of this beautiful, happy family. Absolutely one > of ” >

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