You know those times when you're with your kids and they do something so ordinary yet it's extraordinary beautiful and you stop and think 'I wish I had my camera'? These moments turn into memories and glimpses of simple things that make you stand back and think 'wow, my life is so good'. Maybe it's the time your daughter first swam in the ocean or the moment your little boy came to you grinning after loosing his first tooth. These priceless flashes of pure joy make it all worth it at the end of the day but they sure are hard to capture in a photo. This is where Kate T. Parker comes in, she is the magic maker who has found a way to capture everyday, ordinary moments and turn them into pieces of art. Kate is a photographer based in Atlanta and has been featured in galleries in New York, Dallas, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Her most recent work "Blended", capturing the beauty of adoption, and "Strong is the New Pretty", celebrating her girls as strong, athletic females, has brought her wide acclaim. Her work can be seen in the Huffington Post, NPR, Elle China, Vanity Fair Italy, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party and many more.
Kate's stunning photographs of her daughters in "Strong is the New Pretty" captures a beauty that celebrates girls who are empowered by what they can do. I am absolutely in love with this idea and the way Kate captured it so honestly. Girls are beautiful when they are passionate, empowered, going for gold. In the world we live in obsessed with physical beauty, this series of photos comes as an amazing reality check about what is actually important. For kids it's not about the "look" and the need to fit into a bubble of mass consumerism. It's about having fun, exploring, enjoying life and being themselves. We can all take a lesson from Kate and her daughters: be strong in who you are, work fiercely at being true to yourself, and love the fact that we are able to live fully.
A little more about "Strong is the New Pretty":
All photographs by Kate T. Parker ©