Month: August, 2011
we still have a week and a half until school starts for my girls. logan will be in first grade, avery will be in full-day preschool, and mama is going back to teaching full-time for the first time in 4 years!
the first day of school is always crazy and hectic. i am admittedly not a morning person and have a hard time just getting dressed and out the door in the morning… forget about lunches and hairstyles and you can definitely forget about spectacular pictures. so instead of rushing through it in a few weeks, the girls and i decided to dress up in some cute back-to-school clothes and backpacks and head over to a school for a fun little photo shoot.
can you imagine how excited i was when i realized the lockers coordinated with avery’s outfit???
a little 4-year-old silliness:
because there’s no way she’ll participate in this when she’s really going to junior high…
i loved this idea of standing on a stack of books… so i borrowed it from jules :)
and since i’m going back to school too…
i’ve been making a few big steps toward better documenting my own family (aka my girls… we all know that parents get very little love from the camera). i recently purchased a film camera in hopes of finding the art in my personal photos. it’s (surprisingly) incredibly helpful for me to be limited to the exposures on a roll of film. i photograph more thoughtfully without the unlimited shutter clicks of my digital slr.
i’ve also teamed up with an awesome group of women from the bloom forum for a 10 on 10 project. our goal is to post 10 personal images on the 10th of each month. the original challenge was to portray 10 hours of a regular day, but i’ve strayed a bit from that aspect of the challenge this time… these images were all taken within a two-day span and i was just aiming to document more of who and how my girls are at this time. there are 10 of us (surprise!) participating. follow the link at the end of this post for the next 10 on 10 project :)
logan just turned 6. she loves the camera!
avery just turned 4. she likes to do her own thing and i’m lucky to catch a great picture of her smiling.
this one totally reminds me of 40 year old virgin… anyone else???
head on over to jayme franklin’s blog to see her 10 on 10 images for the month!