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Monthly Archives: May 2016

a summer of 4 & 2 || part 1

IMG_8285Confession time: the amount of times I pick up my own camera and photograph my own children…it’s sad. Honestly, the amount of times I’ve attempted to shoot them as I do my own clients…I could count those on one hand, and still have fingers left. Don’t get my wrong, they are probably the most “iPhone documented” children to ever walk the face of the earth. We have pictures. Tons of pictures. Pictures from every single day of their life. The thing is, I really want to give them (and myself) those images that require me to think a little more and try a little harder. The ones I spend my life creating for other families.

I am making an attempt this summer to help me fix that. You see, each summer brings along a whole host of projects. Whether they are exciting, or boring, or frankly, just need to happen, summer is our time! With Justin being a teacher, and my schedule being as flexible as I want it to be (within reason), we think of summer with endless possibilities. Then August hits and we look at each other blankly while our fun day adventures got pushed aside, the bathroom is *still* demolished (from 6 years ago when I got *too* into an idea) and I still am not caught up on work. It flys, ya’ll. It flys by.

While we still have our big and small goals for the summer, today I decided on a project that I am going to try my hardest to stick to. I’ll be challenging myself to pick up my camera and focus for 20-30 mins a week on really documenting them. It could be as simple as them playing on the playset in the yard (see below), or something during a family day trip…whatever it is, I want to have a collection of images by summer’s end that shows my kids at 4 & 2. It may go beyond summer, who knows, but it’s a small goal to make a big change.

So here’s to projects, and intention and one heck of a fun summer. A summer of 4 & 2.

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