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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.

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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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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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The Story of our first Aquarium visit: 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 past posts, click here: 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 lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. 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 we took the kids to their first visit to Mystic Aquarium. I couldn’t wait to see DC’s face when she saw a real life PENGUIN. I thought for sure her head would explode. Little did I know that Scooter would develop and immediate connection with whales and refuse to leave the whale exhibit…requiring several trips back to the belugas.

We had a blast and can’t wait to visit again!

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! Next up is Olympia Family Photographer, Dawn Kitley. Be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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The Story of The Second Born: 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 past posts, click here: 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 lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. 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 know I said in a previous Life Story that I’d do a post about each child, in birth order – and finally, here it is! A post devoted to my little Scooter. My tiniest baby. The one that would shriek like the endangered catepillar on The Simpsons the second her belly was empty. The one who would figure out how to get across the house before she could crawl. The little tinker-er.

Scooter, you are smart, sweet and silly. You’re always trying to figure things out and taking toys apart to see how they work. You’re a great builder, too. Recently, you built a giraffe out of real, big-kid legos. You’re a leader and strong. You like to “workout” (do TurboFire) and sing, but you don’t like to dance. You love to run, jump and play.

You make the cutest hula hoop face. You say “I need ta hula hoop” and then wiggle with such concentration, I love it!You’re happy go lucky and you love your long, curly hair. You want to grow it out, like Rapunzel.You test your boundaries and I have a feeling you’ll be in charge one day. But try not to forget to have fun.You are incredibly animated. You show every emotion you have and tell stories with so much expression! You talk…a lot. You’re definitely going to be (one of?) our talkers. You get that from your father 😛You’re stunningly beautiful and I should probably be concerned at the poses you strike when I take out my camera – especially since this is all you and this was completely unprompted.

I love you so much, little Scooter.

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! Kel Ward Photography to see the next photographer participating  and be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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