I started this project, taking one photograph daily for 365 days back in August. At the time, I wasn't sure what it would turn into but I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to practice using my camera. I wanted to slow down and capture the little moments. It has been such fun not only to challenge myself to come up with a variety of subjects but also to look at the past 160-something pictures and see how our lives are moving along.
It's this project that has inspired a new all-inclusive lifestyle package for my photography business. I have the joy and privledge of photographing my kids daily. I have prints on the walls and albums to design yearly. So many people want a family photo. I get that, but in the grand scheme of photography, that's the easy one...the ones I think are most dear to me are the bath pictures, the hair braids, playing board games together, reading...it's those things that fill our life with smiles and joy. It's those moments that I want to memorialize forever.
Here's my girl letting my practice with my Nikon SB600 speedlight (Flash). She was sitting patiently playing with her nightgown.
More flash practice. He looks so grown up to me here.
Talk about capturing the little moments, he sits in his high chair with his little monkey feet attached to the tray. He can sit like that for an eternity.
This is my girl and her best friend. The love each other so dearly.
In addition to my love for photography, I love orchids too. I have several sitting in my bay window. I recieved an amarylis over the holiday and I have to admit, I've loved watching it grow. Here it is the day we got it out of the box...this was also taken with a flash!
Selfies are damn hard. I took this one as part of a Themed Project 52. The first week's them was "Selfies". I know how important it is to get in front of the camera but as I've mentioned before, it's not easy when you're feeling self conscious. That being said, I knew I wanted this picture. I've wanted it for a while. I wanted to remember exactly how he fits in my arms right now. I set up the camera while he was eating breakfast with his daddy and started the timer as soon as it was nap time.
So many legos these days.