Thursday, January 29, 2015


I realized I had only blogged all of maybe once this whole month. And the month just flew by, and I barely noticed. Between daily household chores, my commitment to a 20 minute (almost) daily workout, cooking, and editing, blogging is definitely becoming a back burner task, although I'd still like to do it every now and then. Since my spare minutes usually take place when Griffin is napping, I really have to consider where all my time is going, and I feel slightly guilty every time I sit down at my computer for non-work related purposes when there are more *important* things to be done. But I'm still going to plug away every now and then. I have been taking photos daily, and usually editing at least one or two from most days of the week. Some of them seem repetitive, but my boy will only be this little once. So I'll gladly take the repetitive.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Frozen- The Magic of Childhood

We bought Zoe some Frozen themed dresses for Christmas, and I couldn't wait to get outside and photograph her in the snow in her Anna dress. She is a pretty good model for me and was eager to go out in this very thin dress, despite the cold. (Fortunately we were just shooting beside the house). I love to do themed photoshoots with children. They are only little once, after all. I would love to do one with Reese in the Elsa dress, but I ordered both in an 8 so I'm not sure she'd squish into it…

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Beginning of a New Year

I have hummed and hawed about the various photography projects I wanted to do this year. In the end, I just couldn't decide, but I think I will do a Project 52 based on inspirational theme words I've pinned from various Pinterest sources, picking whatever one strikes my fancy that week and doing whatever number of photos I want based on that theme. (Do you see why it's best for me to be my own boss? Ha). I would love to do a Project 365, but during my busy times it would become a chore and I can't have a personal project distract me from my business or my family life so it's a no go this year. I can't do everything. I do aspire to take daily photographs of my family though, especially Griffin because he is rapidly changing. And I started that today. It's tricky with a baby to have your camera nearby when you want it. But it is worth the extra effort to stop and get my big camera. I will thank myself for that later.
Zoe is an extremely challenging child. She certainly has her sweet moments though- I asked her for a glass of water today and she brought me one, with ice added, without hesitation. She eagerly offered to help with dinner tonight. And most of all, she is an excellent big sister to Griffin. She absolutely adores him. One day when they are grown, I would rather forget the tantrums, the tears, the struggling to get her to bed at 10 pm…these are the moments I want to remember- the soft tender way she strokes her brother's hands, and how she loves to lay with him and hold…So these are the moments I photograph.