While traditional family portraits may be glossy, serene, and pleasing to the eye, they rarely capture the reality of a family’s life. Photographer Danielle Guenther sought to illustrate what parents truly go through after another picture of a family with young children erupted into complete mayhem.

Parent requests began pouring in as soon as she posted a handful of these images to her website and Facebook page. As a 5-year-old mother herself, Danielle can attest to the fact that “parenthood is messy,” but “wow, the unattractive side can still be so lovely.” Because in the end, all we have left are our memories, she exhorts us to “capture the moment.”

Image Credit: Danielle Guenther Photography

Rush Hour

Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

Check, please!

Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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Photographer Reveals The True Chaos Of Being A Parent

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