Sunday, March 03, 2013

Project 52 weeks...

I am so in love with the idea of documenting our lives. I've done a 365 for both of my children's first years, but it's so difficult to keep up with.  I find a 52 week project much more do-able.  It's really stretching me, and reminding me of why I love photography so much.  Here are some of my favorites from the last 2 weeks.

Are you photographing your family regularly? Are you doing a 365 or 52 week challenge? I'd love to see it! Feel free to share a link in the comments!

Monday, February 25, 2013

light and shadow

Just a quick photo from last week of my girl.  Just hanging out in front of a window, and I asked her to do some posing for me.  Now that she's 6, I feel like she's learning to model for me.

xo, Kristen

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fan Photo Assignment #1

I decided to try something new, and ask my friends and family for some help.  I asked my friends and fans to give me a photo assignment, which I needed to complete by this Saturday.  I got lots of answers, and someone jokingly said I should try to incorporate everything into one photo.  I thought that would actually be quite a fun challenge.
The suggestions were as follows: love, hope for kids, spirals, yellow, things that swim, a rainbow, and age. The suggestion from my friend Mike, "hope for kids" really got my brain working.  What do kids hope for? What do they dream of? And two things immediately popped into my head:

1.  I have been quite inspired by Adele Enerson, who I think is brilliant.  Have you seen her Mila's Daydream blog? You must.  Go now.  I'll wait.

2.  Peter Pan.  There's a short story here.  I have to read my 6 and 3 year old to sleep every other night, and I'm getting really bored with the normal children's books.  Ugh, especially those awful Barbie books. (Have you read those? Utterly Un-readable.) So, I decided to download a free version of Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie to my iPhone. The kids LOVED it.  Well, the three year old often fell asleep during the chapters, but he loved what he heard.  Anyway, after we finished the book, we watched the Disney movie, and the house has been filled Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tiger Lilly,and all the other scally-wags ever since.

I had this picture in my head, and thanks to some help from the hubby and two very willing participants, here is what we made.

 There is no rainbow (it's in Neverland, and they haven't gotten there yet...) But I think everything else can be seen from my list.  Love, Hope for Kids, Spirals, Yellow, Things That Swim (swim through the air?), and age. Can you spot them all?

Thank you friends. This was so much fun!!! This was my very first "styled" shoot, and I'm going to attempt another in a few weeks!
xo, Kristen