Can I just say – I loved this challenge! To photograph my home without any people in the images was fun. I really had to think about the details I wanted to capture. I wanted to make sure I captured details that would mean something to me in 6 months, never mind 6 years. Kids are constantly changing and evolving and the phases they go through can be short and challenging. And you feel like they’re never ending. But when they do they’re gone forever. That’s what I wanted to capture this month.
The chaotic mess that is my house these days has lots of love tucked beneath the clutter (and bits of food, but that’s a story for another day!). I try to keep my kitchen counter clean, I really do! But by mid-week, it looks disastrous. Other things I really want to remember from this time are:
– how my daughter loves to take photos with her camera, and how I keep promising to teach her to use our small digital camera
– never ending snack traps
– trains. and more trains.
– my pallet shelf. because let’s face it – it’s awesome.
– little toys I find sorted around my house
– my little editing nook I’ve created in my living room from a pretty used desk
– the ambition I feel when I look at my to-read stack of books. And the stark contrast to my reality that my babies occupy 95% of my time. And I’m ok with that.
– potty training
– dirty mirrors
– a playroom filled with toys that will someday be converted back to a dining room. someday.
We’re so welcoming, aren’t we?? hehe.
Coffee addict, kid chasin’, cloth diapering, colorful dresser, photographing those crazy intimate and go-by-too-fast moments. Gosh I love those moments. Is it weird that when I’m having a moment with one of my kids, I’m completely conscious of it – and I really really wish I had a full-time photographer on staff to capture that for me? That would be weird though right? I suppose. Anyways, THAT’S why I got into photography. To capture those moments. They make my heart happy.