Myself and 9 other fabulous group of photographers started a new little personal project last month. It’s a project where we take time each month to shoot for ourselves – to capture our own lives and our own families (something we photographers often neglect when running a business!). This takes me back to capturing my little family just as they are… and forces me to have a record every month – and I’m accountable because I have 9 other photographers to keep me going!!!
This month was a semi-typical Friday for us -Friday is the holy day in this part of the world so it’s hubby’s day off (yes, his only day off boo hoo) so when I’m not out on an early morning shoot this is how we typically are – just hanging out at home, (because this time of year it’s too hot to go out and hang out outside), and maxing out our precious family time together!
If I wake up and my girls aren’t in bed snuggling beside me I can almost guarantee they’re snuggled up together in one of their beds – I’m so happy to have captured this – Saffy’s taken to reading stories in bed to Indy in the mornings…They dress themselves in whatever they want – which does admittedly mean sometimes I come home from a shoot to find some odd clothing combinations! And Daddy gets the fun jobs on a Friday, like brushing hair!! (Extra note: Saffy says she’s going to stop sucking her thumb when she starts Year 1 – that’s last week)
Lunch, followed by a very intensive session doing the hair on all their Fulla dolls!
Anyone with a 3 year old in their home will know this scene – most days involve dress up at some time, playing happily, being a pretty little ladybird, fluttering around and passing the time – and then bam – tantrum – it’s the end of the world!
But all’s OK cos we finish up with pizza and movie night – it was “Despicable Me” that day – a big fave, though you wouldn’t know it looking at our glum faces!!! – and yes, I snuck in there at the end (one of the requirements of the Project)!
And that’s us… for more Project 10 loveliness head on over to see what the wonderful Jobrina Hofleit was up to this month …..
Until next month, Kirsty x