April's 5 seconds everyday monthly film project
February's 5 seconds everyday film project
This year one of my photography goals was to learn more about film. In doing so I decided to take on an everyday project. I'm going to take a 5 second clip of our lives everyday and make a monthly film.
This is what I am passionate about, documenting the everyday. Those moments that seem so small, but in the end, mean so much. They make time stand still. You remember it. Everything about it. The smell, the feeling, the time. One of my favorite things to do is go through old photo books and home videos at my grandmothers house. It makes me smile, laugh, cry. It's like I am a kid again and back in those moments. I want that for my kids. I want them to remember and have the same nostalgic feeling that I get.
It's hard to believe January has come and gone. Another year started. Another month down.
Last year I took on a 52 week project called #MOMLIFE.
It was all about getting in the frame with my kids and documenting our moments together. I'm so thankful I took this project on...not gonna lie... this made me tear up. Sweet, genuine moments of being a mom. I hope my kids can look back on these projects one day and be thankful that they have these memories to hold on to.
PS- Get in the frame ; )
I can say I did it. I can't believe I did it. It's over.
It definitely feels different not to be shooting every day now. Not having to pick up the camera to make sure I get a shot for the day. It was an amazing experience. One I will definitely treasure for years to come. It's amazing to see what all has gone on through out the whole year and how much the babies have grown. Time goes by so insanely fast. It can be heartbreaking.
Looking forward to what 2016 hold for us. Looking forward to my new 52 Project #momlife.
Here is to looking forward!!!
Happy New Year everyone!
Little miss sure did give us every clue that she was coming early. Seems like things were progressing well until I got super sick one night. Possible food poisoning. Yea, it was terrible. SO we were set to induce June 21. I was induced with B but was in labor when I went in. So I was all for it. Plus, my doctor is super amazing and she wanted to make sure she was the one who would deliver. I definitely wanted her to be there.
So here we go. Up at 4 am. I had to call the hospital by 4:30 am to make sure they had room for me at 5 am.
Sure enough! They are not busy at all. We make our way to the hospital and wouldn't ya know... I'm in active labor. I had been hurting a little bit that morning and had a good feeling we were getting somewhere. We finally got all checked in and settled and things start rolling about 6 am. We jammed out to some praise and worship to help calm the nerves. Texted everyone how things were going. Tried to relax. Things were getting closer. My amazing Dr. came in and broke my water around 8 am. "Do you want to go ahead and get your epidural? You bet your Dr. Stethoscope I do! Things went fast with B. I had a feeling things would be faster with sister. BOY WAS I RIGHT. As soon as she broke my water the race was on. My epidural went perfectly. The only problem I had was my right side didn't want to numb up. That's ok I can deal with a semi-numb side. Nurse laid me back. Checked me out. Here we go! Lights come down, tools wheel in, Dr on the way.
Family stuck in floods. What are the odds?! They finally make it. Push. "Aww look at that hair. She does have a little bit of hair!" Push Push. "If you need to take a break for a minute you can." NO mam. Lets do this. Push Push Push. SHE"S HERE! "Great job momma! You made this look easy!"
At 9:01 am she was earthside. All 7lbs 10oz 20.5 inches of her.
Sister may have given me trouble during this pregnancy, but she redeemed herself in delivery. If all deliveries were like that I would probably have 15 kids.
Sister did have a little bit of a hard time staying warm. We finally got her skin to skin with a warmer over both of us. She snuggled right in and warmed right up.
Did I mention June 21 was Fathers day? Yea, Happy Fathers Day Husband. Best. Gift. Ever.
Today I just want to say Thank You.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me along on this journey.
Thank you for the opportunity to capture some amazing moments.
Thank you for taking a chance.
Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.
This has been a long amazing journey. I finally decided to start working towards a business this year and it has been amazing. I can't thank everyone enough.
A new year means new things.
This past year has been a growing and learning experience.
I knew where and what direction I wanted to take when it came to capturing special moments, BUT I had to push myself to make sure that my heart wasn't leading me somewhere that I didn't want to venture off too.
This past year I pretty much photographed everyone and everything. Seniors, newborns, families, head shots, bridals, parties, you name it and I tried it this year. All so I could be confident in knowing where I wanted to take myself and my business.
In 2015 my main focus is going to be newborn and lifestyle, story telling sessions.
That is truly where my heart is.
I will be doing a lot of discounted and portfolio building sessions in the first few months of 2015 so be on the look out for that.
Truly though, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for such an amazing 2014
We finally did it. We cut his curly mullet. :,(
Why was this so hard?! You would have thought I was cutting one of his arms off.
This.was.tough. It seems crazy now that I got all worked up and anxious about it. I guess I felt like it was a step into man-hood...( well toddler -hood ;) ) . I was scared of my sweet baby looking like a big boy. BUT, we did it. Now I am so glad we did.
We didn't want it to be too traumatic of an experience, and we didn't know at all how he was going to handle it. We decided to let Aunt Kaylie and the family come over, hang out and have a hair cutting party. Daddy got his done. Momma got hers done. NOW it was B's turn. He did really good! Until you got around his ears and he didn't care for that too much. I'm sure having a big delicious tootsie pop the whole time helped out.
We didn't tell anyone he got his hair cut. We waited until everyone saw him at his birthday party :).
"OMG, did you cut his HAIR!?"
Yes, yes we did. No more BIlly Ray baby. He's a tiny man now.