The Second Time Around
This past May, Riley gave birth to her second child, River. But she doesn’t plan on photographing everything again, partly because she knows what to expect. “This time around, I’ve done it all before, so I’m relaxed about things,” she says. But that doesn’t dampen the emotional effect of Born for her: “I still relate to it, but it does feel like a different version of me.”
Anyone who’s raised a child should be able to relate to it, too. Riley’s candid work is a refreshing break from the social selfies, Photoshopped portraits and Anne Geddes wannabes who make child-rearing seem like a simplistically whimsical journey. It’s not. But as all parents know, the struggle is almost always worthwhile.