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Viral Photo Shows Mom Photographer Shooting with Two Kids in Tow

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Photographer John F. Rhodes was shooting a high school football game for the Dallas Morning News last Friday when he spotted something remarkable: one of the photographers at the game was shooting with one kid strapped to her back, one strapped to her front, a DSLR in one hand, and a milk bottle in the other.

The Dallas Morning News just published the photo on its website and shared it on its Facebook page:

The photo has since gone viral, with over 7,000 shares, 15,000 Likes, and 800 comments.

The photographer has been identified as Melissa Wardlow, who tells the Dallas Morning News that she’s no superwoman and that it was “just a normal day.”

Wardlow was shooting with her 3-year-old son Jordan on her back and was feeding her eight-month-old Addison on her front-side.

“I throw the kids on and away we go,” the 32-year-old Wardlow tells the Dallas Morning News. “I started taking pictures before I had kids, and I was on the sideline when I was pregnant. It didn’t matter; I was on the sideline.”

Wardlow is now being praised far and wide for showing the kind of dedication that allows you to succeed as both a mother and a photographer.


Image credits: Photograph by John F. Rhodes/Dallas Morning News

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