For the last few months, I’ve been thinking about taking a different direction with my family sessions. I have always admired the work of photographers such as Colie James and Kayla Maltese, but lately I’ve found myself drawn to them even more for inspiration. When I realized that I could take a workshop called Telling Stories with Lifestyle Photography with Colie, well, it took me about 2 seconds to find the page. We are in week 2 of instruction and let me tell ya what…this workshop is worth every penny. Colie is open and honest with her feedback while encouraging us constantly. I am definitely pushing myself and discovering that I have a LONG way to go and so much to learn!
This week’s assignment was to capture a day in our life. I had hopes of going to do something new, something out of the ordinary, but a kid recovering from the flu and the other with a nasty cold limited what we did. So. This is a collection of images on our normal lazy, don’t get out of your pajamas until noon kind of Saturday. You’ll see that both kids were so tired that they wanted to nap before lunch (well, Sean did at first, ended up eating fruit in his room, and not napping!) We had lots of tears, a little boy that some how ended up in my bed the night before, and some torn stickers. They still played a lot, convinced me to build a tent, and logged some couch time. We ventured outside to walk to get the mail, but it was too chilly to stay out for very long. I started with 433 images, culled them down to 44 last night, and chose what you’ll see below to show you a day in our life. My hope is that you can follow our story! Enjoy 🙂