Yet another new project for the new year! Along with my 26 week challenge that I shared last week, I am also joining with a different group of ladies, taking part in a project that has intrigued me since I first saw a post about it last year.
I know many photographers feel the same way I do and when we are posing and taking pictures of other people and trying to develop the connection there, it almost begins to feel like work to do the same with our own families. And I am not sure about other children, but my kids have been asked to model for me so much…. they are OVER posing for me and having their picture made. So often, I just don’t fight with them. But I do miss having everyday images of them! I took them so often during the early part of my photography journey , but seem to take them less now. So this project really appealed to me!
With my oldest in Kindergarten this year, I realize more than ever that these precious days with my babies are flying by way too fast, and I want to be able to look back and remember the little moments! Every month on the 10th of the month, I’ll share a day from the previous month and then to link to another photographer who will share her day and she’ll link to another photographer. The idea is to take a picture approximately every hour for 10 hours to show what that day was like. I am not sure I will always be successful with the every hour thing, but I am going to at least commit to spending one day with my camera just taking pictures of our day as it progresses! Not going to somewhere that has a great background and trying to get the kids to cooperate, but just capturing them being kids!
SO, this month, being January, I wasn’t expecting to get to take my pictures outside! But it has been unseasonably warm! And so I took the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside with my boys! Last Thursday, my youngest and I were lucky enough to get to meet up with Brianna from Bri Marie photography. She just moved to Mississippi, about a half hour from me. From California no less- what are the chances?? So after Charlie’s mandatory potty-time in the morning (we are working on potty training- and for some reason, the only way I can get him to do his “business” is to get him to sit on the potty for a while in the morning- sometimes it is 30+ minutes!) we met up at a park, and I found out it was her little girls second birthday on the day we planned to meet! So not being one to let a birthday go un-celebrated- Charlie and I got some cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. And the kids had SO much fun together! Neither of them wanted to leave!! After a nap and picking up big brother from school, we played in the back yard for a while and then got a call from some friends wanting to meet up at the park, so we headed back to the park until supper time! Hope you enjoy our day filled with outside and park fun!!
** I had a hard time narrowing down the pictures, not because they were all great pictures in their composition or quality (some are even out of focus), but because they really capture the fun that we all had that day! So I cheated a bit, and did 10 “sets” of pictures. Some are single pictures and some are a collection of a few pictures!**
I bet you would never guess that these two met for the FIRST time only minutes before these pictures were taken!
Charlie was SO excited to help Hayden celebrate her second birthday! He was trying to show her how to dig in to the cupcake, she was trying to be too neat for his liking!!
Hayden wasn’t so sure about the tunnel, but Charlie showed her how to do it and she was soon adventurous enough to try it on her own!
Excited that big brother is home from school! Weather was so good, we had to take advantage of it!
We went to meet some other friends at the park since Luke didn’t get to enjoy the park in the morning! One of their favorite things to play on at the park is the “worm” – sometimes they get up so high that I can’t reach them. I just love all the old school playground equipment.
I have two monkeys! They love to climb…..
Charlie and Cole rolling down the hill! Boys! ……
Luke, Charlie, Payton and Cole on the swings. Love having great friends and great parks where we live!!
Now, to take a peek into the lives of the other fabulous photographers in this group, start by visiting Allison Crane Photography