While taking The Business Of Telling Stories workshop last spring I completed my first 90 second challenge. I was instantly hooked! I was pregnant at the time and Colie suggested that I do a few more once the baby arrived. It sounded like a good idea to me, and was an easy enough thing to do every month. For a year now I’ve set up the camera at least once a month and set aside 5 minutes for a little session with my girls. My 3 year old has actually started to enjoy it and she’s now the decision maker as to where the next session will happen. It’s been so fun watching the girls grow each month.
This 90 seconds was taken on Mother’s Day morning. My husband had to work, so it was just the girls and I at home and we took advantage of having a lazy PJ morning and playing in the strong morning sun.
I live in the ‘burbs with my husband and 2 full-of-personality little girls, who continually teach me what unconditional love is and how to be a more patient person. Aside from kid giggles and the creak of the garage opening as my husband comes home from work, the sound of the shutter clicking is one of my absolute favourite sounds. Coffee is a necessity not a luxury. I don’t like a quiet house and tend to have music on most of the time – usually it’s country. I’m sure one day my kids will beg me to change the radio station, but for now they are ok with me teaching them the words to Fishing In the Dark. I wish I could wear flip flops or my Toms every day of the year as I really loathe socks. Having to put snow pants and mittens on my 3 year old makes me break out into a sweat (I trust I’m not alone on this one). I have a passion for capturing life as it is. Right here. Right now. I crave authenticity and truth. I want images that make me smile, laugh, cry and take my breath away.