Isolation and a Tripod

I was going to write about our struggles with quarantine paired with our blessings, but it didn't seem right with these self-portraits with my family.  Then I was going to write about the paradox that is motherhood-how it is the hardest thing I've ever done, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.  But again, it didn't feel right.  Because all I think about when I look at these pictures is how deeply I love my family and how very very blessed we are to have each other.  All the hard parts fall away, at least for a moment, and all that is left is love.  I think that's what draws me to  photography.  The thought that I can give this moment of clarity and love to another human being.

Bethany Allen is a photographer and mother in Utah.  Her inspiration is family love and connection, and she makes this the focus of her family photography.