The Ilagan Family | Philadelphia Lifestyle Photographer
Parenthood is so very strange. I’ve discovered a lot of things along the way. Like the value of a good umbrella stroller. The impact Target’s dollar bins have on my toddler’s mood. How my daughter loves playing with dolls and that’s okay. Also worth noting: water tables are a brilliant invention, bubbles are still as entertaining as ever, and being a parent in 2017 is terrifying. That last one is a tweet from @allieil, someone I’ve admired for years.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading Allie’s tweets about motherhood and all of the emotions that come with it. Allie is married to @mikeyil, who everyone in the Philadelphia area seems to know and love, and with good reason. Together, they made a sweet babe named Cora, who will no doubt rule the Internet world with wit and memes.
I had a lovely time photographing their family at Morris Arboretum. We dodged storm clouds and ran in the wet grass, which always seems to look more saturated when it rains. We bonded over a love for bagels, Elmo, and purple flowers. I am so flattered Cora let me hold her at one point. She is a total gem.