I stepped out of my comfort zone this week in my personal work- I made my first self portraits. I hadn't styled my hair, put on makeup or cute clothes- but I did see some lovely window light and stopped what I was doing around the house to create a memory of me and my Josie. The boys were away at Vacation Bible School all week at church, and I soaked up some rare one-on-one time with baby girl. Which also meant lots and lots of pictures of just Josie. And yes... her diaper is hanging out of her romper. Don't judge- she got changed :) This is our life- when I see her playing in a patch of pretty window light, I'll make the picture, saggy diaper and all.
It's been a long time since I've shared some from my personal 365 Project because Spring/Summer busy season fell upon us. But I am shooting daily (for the most part) and working on making time to edit my personal photos. I've also been sending my personal pictures to the lab when I order for clients so that I am forced to get some tangibles from this project! And my kids love seeing their daily life on display in our kitchen!
These images tell a lot about our messy, silly, crazy day-to-day life together. My Josie turned two in April and constantly reminds us "I not baby, I big girl." Which means she must do everything on her own, including changing her outfit 538 times a day into various crazy combinations of her brother's clothes and PJ bottoms worn as mini skirts. She loves her baby dolls and pretends to babywear by shoving the dolls into her shirt.
I know I am sharing a lot of pictures from the end of Spring/beginning of Summer. But seeing them as a whole reminds me constantly that our life is so very rich. We are so blessed by these little people and the life we are living.
Her latest today was getting into the dress-up bin and coming out with one of my old wallets and a knight's helmet, letting herself out the back door waving, "Bye Mommy! I have a photo shoot! See you later! I buy ice cream with mine money!" And off she went on her trike in the 7:30am sunlight.... Because truly, I always wear this helmet when I leave for portrait sessions HA.