The Story of Festivities|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

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.

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!

Once again, this month comes to you a little late, but for a good reason. My babies are all wrapping up their school year – which means it’s CRAZY busy with field trips, field days, special activities and more. And I knew I wanted to capture their special days (and share them!), so this had to wait. That and mom life has me a little busy so I don’t always take a lot of time to upload & edit….because I like to sleep at night (Just keepin’ it real!)

Anyway…without further ado here’s a gigantic overshare of the last few weeks. School’s almost out for summer!!!

First – we’ve been spending some school nights outside! This is seriously my favorite time of year – they play, and are now old enough to not need constant intervention. They can pull their bin of outside toys out themselves and the husband and I can talk while he grills. PERFECTION!

DSC_8651_webDSC_8652_webDSC_8653_webDSC_8661_webDSC_8662_webDSC_8664_webDSC_8668_webDSC_8671_webDSC_8672_webDSC_8676_webDSC_8685_webSometimes they even work together as a team…nicely!DSC_8689_webDSC_8693_webDSC_8695_webDSC_8698_webDSC_8701_webSometimes the bloopers are the best part. He actually hit this one, haha.DSC_8705_webDSC_8708_webDSC_8709_webDSC_8711_webDSC_8718_webDSC_8721_webDSC_8723_webDSC_8725_webDSC_8731_webDSC_8732_webDSC_8734_webDSC_8736_webDSC_8740_webDSC_8747_webDSC_8753_webThe girls had a special field trip to the Beardsley Zoo. I was super excited because DC LOVES penguins and the just opened a penguin exhibit for the summer! Perfect timing! And luckily, I got to chaperone for her class ๐Ÿ™‚DSC_8755_webDSC_8758_webDSC_8765_webDSC_8767_webI got to spy on Scooter a bit too.DSC_8770_webDSC_8772_webDSC_8773_webIn her glory!DSC_8775_webDSC_8778_webDSC_8779_webDSC_8780_webDSC_8787_webThere was a Books for Bunnies Event at our library – the kids got to read to a bunny! They absolutely loved it (side note: I did too.)DSC_8797_webKudos to this bunny owner. He was so patient and attentive as the kids all read to the bunny and even complimented their ability.DSC_8802_webDSC_8806_webHe wanted to make sure he showed the bunny the pictures, hehe.DSC_8810_webThat same night, gymnastics wrapped up.DSC_8817_webDSC_8821_webDSC_8838_webDSC_8849_webDSC_8858_webDSC_8865_webDSC_8866_webDSC_8868_webDSC_8871_webDSC_8874_webDSC_8875_webDSC_8876_webDSC_8877_webDSC_8880_webDSC_8882_webDSC_8883_webDSC_8884_webDSC_8889_webDSC_8890_webDSC_8892_webDSC_8897_webDSC_8898_webDSC_8899_webDSC_8903_webDSC_8904_webDSC_8905_webDSC_8906_webDSC_8909_webDSC_8910_webDSC_8911_webDSC_8916_webDSC_8919_webDSC_8922_webDSC_8923_webDSC_8927_webDSC_8931_webDSC_8933_webDSC_8937_webDSC_8939_webDSC_8940_webDSC_8941_webDSC_8942_webDSC_8944_webDSC_8947_webDSC_8948_webDSC_8949_webAnd then she came home missing a tooth! DSC_8953_webDSC_8957_webDSC_8960_webAnd I chaperoned Scooter’s trip to the VO-AG Fair at Lyman Hall. LOVE this fair! They do a great job – I’ll miss going with the kids when they outgrow it.DSC_9000_webDSC_9002_webDSC_9007_webDSC_9009_webDSC_9013_webDSC_9017_webDSC_9018_webDSC_9025_webDSC_9027_webDSC_9029_webDSC_9033_webDSC_9034_webDSC_9036_webThe next day this little guy had his turn to go.DSC_9037_webDSC_9039_webDSC_9047_webDSC_9051_webDSC_9052_webDSC_9055_webAnd then it was Field Day!DSC_9061_webDSC_9063_webDSC_9064_webDSC_9068_webDSC_9070_webDSC_9071_webDSC_9076_webDSC_9079_webDSC_9080_webDSC_9085_webDSC_9096_webDSC_9097_webDSC_9101_webMy boy has some lungs on him. Here he is screaming “NINE!” in “What time is it Mr. Fox?”DSC_9110_webDSC_9113_webDSC_9122_webThis is what she does when she realizes I have a camera pointed at her.DSC_9128_webDSC_9129_webDSC_9137_webThe End.

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Nicole Ridella Photography
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The Story of Baxter Turns 11|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle photographer)

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.

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!

This month comes to you a little late, but for very good reason (well, I believe). Because I knew I wanted to write about Baxter’s birthday – and that’s April 10th, which didn’t coincide with the last Friday of the month.

My little pup – I got him when he was just one day shy of 8 weeks old. He was so teeny. So, so small! Only 8 pounds with teeny little legs that couldn’t make it up the stairs so I had to carry him. He was immediately stubborn – lying down in the grass refusing the move once I strapped a little red collar on him.

When he was little, he wasn’t allowed on the couch. So I used to sneak him onto my lap and we’d watch The People’s Court together. Then when he was just about a year old, my soon-to-be husband and I purchased our home and we moved. My husband said that while we were painting on that first day, the dog had dragged his dog bed in front of the TV (which was on for background noise) and was watching The People’s Court. Hahahaha.

He’s always had so much personality. He’s been through me through the a whirlwind of changes (getting married, moving, having kids!).

In January 2015 we were he got really sick. So sick I was scared and sad. I brought him to the vet who diagnosed him with cancer. She told us that if we decided to operate, he’d get a maximum of 6 months. If we did nothing, we had maybe 2-3 months left. I was devastated. We opted not to operate – it seemed silly to put him through all that for a few months. I scoured the internet and came across a Chinese supplement that was supposed to be good for easing pain in dogs with cancer, so I bought some off ebay. And he wasn’t in as much pain. He started to play more.

On his 10th birthday we celebrated with cake. On the anniversary of his arrival (a story for a different day) we took him to McDonald’s for ice cream.

And now we just celebrated his 11th Birthday! I am so thankful to have this extra time with my good little boy. Hundy-von-hunderson.

First, what the little boy used to look like:

baby baxter 4baby baxterbaby baxter 2baby baxter 3Happy 11th, Baxter!DSC_8484_webDSC_8498_webDSC_8510_webDSC_8517_webDSC_8514_webDSC_8521_webDSC_8501_webDSC_8534_webDSC_8532_webDSC_8531_webDSC_8529_webDSC_8540_webIt’s ridiculous how many pictures I have of him sticking his tongue out over the years! We celebrated with a yellow cake with Maple Bacon frosting – he loved it so much he went counter surfing and ate my husbands piece!

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The Story of Egg Coloring|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

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.

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!

We started the day off with an Egg Hunt. And let me tell you, it was sheer chaos. I’m not sure we’ll be doing that again!

ct lifestyle photographerThen we went home to color the eggs!

Connecticut Lifestyle PhotographerShe is very proud of her dark blue egg. She waited and waited and waited until it was juuuuuusst right.

Click on to see my very talented friends!

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Verity Dokter Photography
Audrey Frantz Photography
Nicole Ridella Photography
Niki Strbian Photography
Kathleen Weibel Photography

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The Story of The Winter That Wasn’t|Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

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!

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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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