What we have are “seasons” in our life.
Right now I am swimming in a season of wanting honesty, realness, and a peace-filled life. Lately, when I look at photographs from my personal life, I’ve noticed that the pictures don’t match up with the “season” that I am in. I am finding that my personal photography has become a collection of portraits, dictated by rule of thirds, and perfect exposures. My collection of portraits is large. thousands of photographs, and most are missing something, the grain, the rawness, the simplicity, of my daily life.
In an effort to rediscover or return to why I fell in love with photography, I am joining 9 other photographers across the US on a creative journey to capture the realness of my life as it unfolds throughout the day. Ten photographers on the tenth of each month, will link their blogs together to share ten images taken over the course of ten hours in a day. Each of us will share a piece of ourselves and how we see the day unfold through the lens. Whether it be the mundane of morning cofee, the harshness of a tantrum, the warm cuddles after a nap, these are moments that I want to remember and that I want to capture with my photography. For me, I want to be free of rules, not worry about the ISO or the noise, no over the top post-processing, just my honest real life.
After seeing a glimpse of my day, I encourage you to join this journey with us by visiting the blog of my talented friend Laurie Vengoecheaand reading her 10-on-10 post.
It starts here. Captured on August 4th, 2011.
My family and I just returned the day before from a vacation in Carmel Valley. It was a wonderful vacation, but like most people we returned tired and worn out. Especially the kiddos.
Just waking up.
Already making homemade waffles. Loving that her brother makes her breakfast, but clearly still a bit tired.
A little bit of me time with my 4th (um meant to say 3rd) shot of espresso. Is it lunch time yet? Behind the book, I am still in my P.J.s
Creative mind at work. Not sure why he has decided to put these together, but he has and he stayed at for over 45 minutes.
Getting ready for after lunch naps. She is resisting napping these days, looking for any excuse like reading books in bed.
Waking up from his nap. My boo is still so tired, the dark puffy eyes make me so sad.
It was a long nap for my youngest, warm cuddles.
TinkerBell fairies are very popular in our house right now. My daughter wants one to come to her window. She made the fairies a card and decided to post it outside her window in hopes the fairies would see it and come see her. So sweet.
Graduation celebration at my kiddos preschool. My kids weren’t sure what was really happening, but they knew they needed to keep each other close and their favorite music teacher Linda was there to lead them in song.
Shower time can be hard when you are over tired.
That was our day, nothing special, but it is what it is and I am blessed to live it!