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“Motherhood in Focus” Photo Series Honors Hardworking Single Moms Everywhere

Moms are often the ones behind the camera — making sure every milestone, big or small, is recorded and celebrated. But at the end of the day, they’re so busy capturing these moments that they’re rarely ever in them.

And one mom who understands that struggle more than most is New York-based photographer and mom of two, Ahna Tessler.

Ahna specializes in documentary-style photography of families, capturing not just picture-perfect “smile for the camera” portraits, but the everyday real memories shared within a home. From time spent around the kitchen table to the car rides to soccer practice — those are the moments that shape a childhood.

But even as she had captured hundreds of photos of other moms and their children, she realized she didn’t have many of her own. Sure, there were plenty of photos of her kids and lots that she had taken of them with her husband, but photos with her in the frame? Well, those were harder to find.

As she got to thinking about it, she realized she was not alone in this. Few can afford the services of a professional photographer. And for single moms with no partner to hand the camera to, quality photos with their children are rare or non-existent.

Which is precisely why Ahna and Babble teamed up to create a photo series in their honor — just in time for Mother’s Day.

Motherhood in Focus honors hardworking, single moms everywhere by capturing the beauty, love, and sacrifice they make for their children every day.

We had the privilege of being invited into the homes of 23 amazing moms in the New York City area to capture their memories and hear their stories. And on Saturday, April 30th, Babble hosted a party in their honor to unveil the series and gift each mother with a full album of their photos.

Because we believe that every mother deserves to have the moments — big and small — to look back on forever.

Meet all the families below and follow the conversation using #MotherhoodinFocus.

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Michelle, Destiny-Jasher, Danielle, and Dakari

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

To read more about Michelle’s story, click here.

Chaney, Lucas, and Marley

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

To read more about Chaney’s story, click here

Roz, Kristopher, Prince, and Elijah

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Stephanie and Jorie

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Lynn and Reagan

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Silvia, Mateao, and Elijah

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Erica and Imani

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Madison, Stacy, and Evander

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble.
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble.

Mariela and Jaden

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Emma and June

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Sakina and Rene

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Marisol, Kaitlyn, and Alyese

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Janice and Alexia

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Joselin, Timothy, Adrian, Nathaniel, Elianny, and Lylah

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Helene and Maya

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Sabrina and Leo Pablo

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Liz, Veronica, and David

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Angela, Zion, and Noeli

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Barbara, Quinn, and Sisi

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Francine and Davina

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Diana and Amalia

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Amy, Alexandra, and Samantha

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Galia and Gabriella

Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble
Image Source: Ahna Tessler Photography for Babble

Special thanks to all who helped make our event possible:

Shutterfly

ToddStreet

Refined Sight

Eli Tawil

Insomnia Cookies

Amy’s Bread

OPI

Merci chocolates

H20

Havaianas

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