I missed month two of The Simple Things project because we were vacationing at Disney. I had really really good intentions for getting my photos and blog post ready before I left, but life got in the way. We had a wonderful [insert fantastic, fabulous, didn’t-want-to-come-home-good] time, but now I’m getting back to reality and photography and capturing the every day!
In case you missed the first in the series of The Simple Things, click here.
So many times as a photographer, I get caught up in striving for perfection. I want the perfect light, the perfect expression, the perfect picture. Sometimes I achieve this perfection, but it’s at the sake of capturing the every day, those simple moments that make each day special. To help me remember these important snapshots of real life, I’ve joined a group of fellow photographers in a little blog series called “The Simple Things.” Each month we will shoot one of those simple moments in our lives that we have been neglecting with our cameras. At the bottom of this post you will find a link to the next photographer’s blog. Click through all of them until you complete the circle!
Earlier this month, my sister-in-law called to tell me that the peach trees at their orchard were in bloom. I was excited! They are pink and gorgeous so we set up a fun night for our kids to play and threw in a photo session on top of it all. We had fun, we had play time, but we also had rain. After a series of 10 pictures, we rushed the kids back inside. Why am I telling you this if I am not sharing orchard pictures? Because I rented a lens for that session and, since I still had it to play with on Sunday, I used it to capture our ordinary Sunday.
We usually make it to early Mass on Sundays followed by breakfast or brunch and this particular Sunday was no exception. Afterwards, we had such beautiful weather that we ventured outside. 70 degrees in March is a real treat in St. Louis!! Daddy was working in the yard so the kids came out to help. The 70-200 2.8 L II is a fabulous lens. You’d never know these pictures were taken taken in front of the ugliest part of our front yard. Yes, I need this lens. 🙂 This is going to turn into an expensive project.
My little guy now turns everything into a ‘shooter gun.’ I guess it’s a boy thing; big sister has never ‘shot’ anything. Here he is playing with daddy’s weed sprayer. Since daddy was working in the yard and it had rained the night before, we decided to go for a puddle walk. Guess which kid likes to have her picture taken more than the other? Oh, and my baby sat nicely in the stroller the entire time. You’ll see her later. 🙂 Rain boots are fun. And guess what happens when two kids are very tired of having a big long lens (however fabulous it might be) pointed in their direction?
And big sister gets tired of being shot with a camera AND little brother’s ‘shooter guns.’
It was finally nap time and we’ve started to put our kids in separate rooms for naps. They share a room right now and have a hard time falling asleep at the same time so usually one of them sleeps in my bed. Today, it was Drew’s turn.
And here’s a little extra love for my baby since she was confined to her stroller all morning. 🙂 She saw daddy outside and thought it was so funny! Aafter naps we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s for dinner. We blew bubbles with our bubble machine.
And then Jocelyn really really wanted to go out and grill with Grandpa.
Be sure to continue through our blog circle. Next up is Shannon Stroubakis Photography in the Woodlands, TX! Enjoy and thanks for visiting!