Just Us: 12 times | January |
I am feeling really excited about a new challenge I am joining in on. It’s called Just Us 12 Times. The objective is to challenge myself at least once every month to have a family photo, with me in it! My friend Erin came to stay with me for a week earlier this month and she took loads of photos with her phone. All of them were spontaneous, me with the kids eating breakfast, me tickling the kids as I dressed them etc. It struck me that it is so rare to see a photo of myself! The whole point of my passion of photography is to capture the happiness and love of life. I know my children will be so much happier if the record of their lives includes a cameo of Mom every once in a while.
As luck would have it, I am joining in on the challenge on the January deadline to post, but I do have a few gems I grabbed a few weeks ago when I did mini sessions at the house. Everyone had left for the day and I was pretty exhausted, but I realized I needed to seize the opportunity of having the backdrop up and so I grabbed my kids, dressed them up and had my family sit and smile. The result, surprisingly good! I especially love the one with props and the one of me kissing my husband.
I am not in this alone! There is a wonderful group of fellow photographers who are also challenging themselves! We have started a chain, so check out Angela’s January post and get more inspiration!