Archive for November, 2013

Nov
25

This year I made it my mission to step out from behind my camera to be in more photos with my boys. I even gave it a catchy phase, “the M.I.P. movement” (moms in photos). Okay, I really don’t know how catchy that actually is, but the fact that I used the word “catchy” made me feel really old. In all seriousness though, I’m still working on being better about handing over my camera or iPhone to my hubby and actually liking myself in the photos. I want my boys to know I was present in their childhood, not just behind the camera. We moms, especially photographer moms, need to show our faces in more images with our kiddos.

I was thrilled when Jessica contacted me about photographing her beautiful family. She’s an amazing photographer, but like most moms, she’s rarely in any of her own family photos. What an honor it was to spend a morning together photographing her with adorably sweet kiddos and wonderful hubby. I could’ve spent the entire day with them, they’re that much fun! I’m already looking forward to our next session together and having Jessica photograph our nutty crew too.

So, moms out there, make it your mission to hand your cameras over to your hubbies or friends or even the mailman and have some fun with your kiddos in front of the camera. Years from now you’ll be so glad you’ve documented this time in your life.

Until next time.

xo,
Kristie

Nov
11

She had me at hello! Her four-legged furry sister did too! And, while I’m at it, I loved her parents as well. I know, I know… I’m getting carried away, but it was just one of those sessions where we didn’t plan anything out and just went for it. And, the results couldn’t be more fun and fabulous… so them! I love when that happens and being their first family session, it makes it even more special.

Until next time.

XO,
Kristie

Nov
6

My September (yep, a little late)… in orange. I didn’t forget about October either, it’s coming, I promise!

For those playing along or interested in joining our color project, November’s color isBrown (October’s color was black). Any medium goes. The only rule is to be sure the color of the month is the subject of your project. We’re sharing our projects (images, collages, art, etc.) at the end of each month via facebook and our blogs. I’ve also created #ayearincolor on Instagram (oh my gosh, last year I didn’t even know what hashtags were, now look at me). It’s been a fun way to explore the world.