Once the kids are sound asleep and peace has been restored in the house, finding quirky little leftovers laying around makes my heart swell with love. A belt used as a highway for a Hot Wheel, empty sippy cups “put away” in the wastebasket, half a muffin in the couch cushions. No matter how insane they drove me during the day, finding these little bits of them gives me a recharge and the strength to make it through another day.
In an effort to remember the little things, I started a 30-day project for the month of June called Kids Were Here. One daily photograph, each a piece of their individual story, about the kids without actually showing the kids. The images will be posted here weekly and on Facebook every day or so.
The little things make up such a big part of storytelling, and while they might not be what someone would typically hang on their wall, it’s a huge part of telling the story of a child, or family, or couple. The detail shots are the pause between a sentence and complete the story. Which is why I’m such a huge fan of albums and books. They are a great way to have all the images from your session and read very much like a storybook. I’m obsessed with them and you should be too.
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