Has it really been over a year and a half since I did a Life Stories post? Where has time gone? It’s time for a Life Stories revival up in here!
Life has gone by and while I’ve been capturing our moments, I’ve been sharing less. And frankly, with the transition to full day school, we’ve spent less time together and I’ve been less inspired to photograph our moments. And while I’ve enjoying living in the moment and not lugging the big camera everywhere I go, I’ve really missed challenging myself to capture the detail and feeling of what we’re doing. I’ve missed my kids being oblivious to me and my camera (and instead just looking to pose) – and I know years from now, when I’m in my little empty nest, I will look at these simple moments with fondness and be thankful that I’ve captured them.
(And in case you’re wondering, yes, I DO print my pictures. I don’t care how amazing the internet can be with our lives at our fingertips – nothing compares to turning the pages of your family photo album. And I strongly encourage you to print yours, too.)
So. Without further ado,
Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”
If you’re new or you’ve missed the previous posts, click here to take a look: Life Stories: The Archive.
In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a
12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our daily lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. It’s not about the perfect shot, it’s not about ideal lighting – it’s about capturing those little moments that make our lives ours – the detail, the laughter, the fun, the feeling of our life.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to my photographer friends that’s playing along. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!
I’m not going to lie, I was tempted to cheat this month and simply put in photos of my son’s 5th birthday party, that I had already captured – without this project in mind. But, I’d only be cheating myself. I wanted to shoot specifically with this project in mind. So, welcome to the winter that wasn’t – where we played at the part at a mid 50 degree day…in February.
Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating!
3 Peas Photography
Fabiana Beatriz Photography
Verity Dokter Photography
Audrey Frantz Photography
Nicole Ridella Photography
Niki Strbian Photography
Kathleen Weibel Photography
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