Mothers' Day always brings to mind the obvious: a celebration of women who have birthed children. And yes, it's a time to celebrate those heroes. But it's also a time to celebrate other heroes, like those who have adopted children and those who have offered children up for adoption so that another family can have the joy of parenthood; it's about women who want to be mothers but who, for whatever reason, are not; it's about women who love and nurture and support others, regardless of how or whether they are related. It's about giving love, and it's about receiving love graciously.

Happy Mothers' Day!

Mothers' Day 2016

Erika Kao

Erika Kao Photography, Wyckoff Avenue and Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, USA

Erika Kao is a natural light photographer, offering lifestyle and documentary photography for families, children, and newborns in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Her photography style is organic, natural, unposed, unscripted, and timeless.