Each month, I look back in reflection on my favorite moments, captures or days. This, in a nutshell, is what I love about photography; documenting the little things. It also provides a glimpse into the past to provoke emotions, share memories and tell stories.
1.Downtown STL at Sunset
Depending on how long you have been reading these blogs you may have remembered a post last summer where I photographed spaces around St. Louis for a billboard company. Not ringing a bell? Well, they invited me to work with them again this year. It’s a bit different than the normal work I do with food or families. And on this particular project, I got to spend the evening with my hubs, wandering around downtown on one warm spring night and took this shot. I’m not from St. Louis and though I don’t have any issues with this city, it’s just not home and sometimes I struggle to see the beauty in it. Please don’t take that the wrong way, I know many people love this city and I don’t dislike it, I just haven’t found my space in all of it yet. But this moment, this beautiful, warm moment doing what I love with my husband by my side, I felt that maybe I am starting to figure out where I belong.
2. Snow in March?
Yea, I’m asking because… WHAT? Though it was unwelcome, it was a lot of fun for our family. You can read more about that here. My favorite shot of the day was this big sis heading down the hill by herself for the first time while little sis took notes and dad waited to catch her at the bottom. Look at the excitement on that face!
3. The Time We Spend
We are a family of entrepreneurs and it’s not an easy path to walk. It brings nights spent working well into the morning hours, months of lower-than-ideal income and a whole basket full of other challenges. However, it also brings a bit of freedom. Mostly in the form of our schedules. We chose this life because freedom of schedule meant so much to us especially when we started having children. We have gotten to spend so much of these precious days of our kid’s lives soaking in the quickly passing time and I will be forever grateful for this life, challenges and all.
4. Helpful Hands
I love the way children problem solve. Clearly the help demonstrated here isn’t going to really help her climb the tree but neither one is aware of that and therefore they keep trying. This sort of teamwork and perseverance makes me hopeful for our future.
5. The Details I Want to Remember
Chubby hands, the final goldfish, chipped nail polish, messy art projects. Not pictured- Loud music, dance parties, determined faces and lots and lots of laughter.
I’m a family photographer in the St. Louis area. I blog about my photography sessions, raising young children and what moms should know when they’re looking to hire a family photographer. If that’s interesting to you, sign up below to get email updates straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading!