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This week has been fuller than the days within, and each day seemingly fuller than the hours given. I’m home for a few days in between sinking my toes in the red sand of Prince Edward Island and the jet black sand on the coast of Iceland- with stops like Westport CT in between.

My camera bag is staying packed, my suitcase re-stuffed, and my coffee mug tends to get deeper each morning! But the hours of hustle this week have been worth it to open registration for what is truly one of my biggest dreams and favorite weeks of the year- The Fount Workshop.

It’s unlike any other workshop experience, and that’s what I love about it. I’ve learned to trust that those who come, never do so by accident. We have been so blessed to have the sweetest group the last two years, and I know it will be the same this coming April. It has brought me so much joy to watch attendees grow their businesses, and to chase their true heartbeats. Such deep and special friendship has been born out of this one workshop, a gift I am so grateful for, and every year I pinch myself that I get to be there.

If you’re interested in learning more about the workshop you can hop over to Fount where we have created a detailed packet of information for you. I hope to see you there! 

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Portland Maine Black and White Film Newborn Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n

It was more than 5 years ago that I met my friend Mary. She was leaving her corporate job to pursue her larger than life dream of working with expecting mothers- she wanted to become educated and specialized in every niche of motherhood from doula services, to lactation consulting, to planning the perfect baby shower.

I watched her firsthand guide my close friend through her first birth experience, and I have never seen anyone more perfectly fitted to do so. It was 5 years ago that I photographed head shots for her to use on her new website she was planning and dream life she was building, and 5 years ago that we sat in my favorite New Haven coffee shop where she told me she wanted so much to have a baby of her own, but until that happened she would pour herself into the new families of others. That she would do everything she could to help mothers be mothers, as she waited to be one herself.

She’s the kind of woman that you meet and instantly know what a gift it was to spend time with her because she’s just that incredible, and you sit & hope that all the good in her rubs just a little off on you.

It was 5 years ago that she told me as a brand new photographer, that she wanted to book her maternity session, even though she wasn’t expecting yet, because she knew she wanted me to photograph her when it did happen, and jokingly teased that she knew my prices would just increase as my business grew so she thought she should book then. As a brand new photographer I was floored by her faith in me.

Year..after year began to go by. Hoping. Another year. I prayed. She kept hope. Another year. More hoping. More praying. More than 5 years. And then…I got the text. “Remember when I booked that maternity session 5 years ago?” …I cried.

She is expecting TWINS and it’s finally public news so I can share!! God is so faithful and moments like these are SUCH a deep reminder to me that what I get to photograph is the greatest honor. Honestly there aren’t even words for it sometimes.

Sharing one of my favorite portraits here from my very first session celebrating twins, and feeling unspeakable joy for Mary’s photographs to come. What a beautiful gift.