a day in the life...

i've been meaning to do some "day in the life" photos for awhile now. i've always taken tons of photos, especially since my daughters came along - i mentioned in my bio piece that i literally wore out TWO point & shoots when lucy was a baby. however, i've never purposely taken photos over the course of an every-day day - a whole day of non-orchestrated candids.

my workshop's latest assignment is about using available light to create photos that don't require a lot of photoshop editing. soooo...these aren't sharpened for the web or anything. pretty much straight out of the camera. the black & whites are obviously converted, but otherwise untouched. none of these pictures are perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but i love them. my two girls....at home on a tuesday.

when i look back at some of the photos i edited when i was first learning to maneuver through photoshop, i totally cringe - they are so overly saturated, overly edited - way over the top. i remember reading the photography section of the pioneer woman's blog, in which she describes some of her early photos. she writes that she has a stack of pictures in which her children's eyes are so overly sharpened, they look like little "cyborgs". that cracked me up. now looking back, i have a photo card of a baby lucy that should have read, "take me to your leader" instead of "merry christmas". don't get me wrong - when i have a photoshoot for a client, i spend an ample amount of time in photoshop trying to produce the best possible image gallery. i just don't want the end result to look too....photoshopped....does that make sense?

anyway.....i will spare you from the entire day's worth of photos...but here's a bit of my assignment: a day in the life of lulu and roo....

lucy is always up with the sun. we aren't planning on venturing out, so i let her dress herself and do her own hair. faded jeans, size 3T bunny tee-shirt, fur lined jacket, major bed head. we play a quick game of monkeys on the bed waiting for sister to stir. lucy always wins.

guess who's awake? she likes to stand in her crib and be entertained for a bit before getting out. lucy karate kicks a stuffed animal around the room. ruthie laughs and mimics, "hi--yaaaaa!"

as i carry roo out of the nursery, she always deposits her pacifier into the pewter bowl on her bookshelf. i laugh every time. today i had to snap a picture. i have this fear of forgetting the little things.... it's going by way too fast.

ruthie shares each meal with annie. these two have a connection i can't explain. it's really cool.

it is a gorgeous morning, and the girls wanted to have a little top down fun. ruthie has a leopard fur jacket over her footie jams, and lucy has added a halloween clip to her bed head.

i love the way lucy gets a kick out of ruthie.

ever get that little whisper that says, "remember this....."? yep - heard it.

it's only 8:45...

back inside for a little accessorizing....

i know one of these days i'll turn around and realize my kitchen will be quiet. i won't hear leapfrog's screechy version of "she'll be comin' round the mountain" every 5 minutes. and that will be a very sad day.

aaaah........nap time for baby.

also known as science experiment time....(with a slight wardrobe change -- the addition of a very small knit hat...)

a glass jar, tap water, dirt and rocks...awesome.

transferring the project to a ziplock. countless paper towels sacrificed their lives for this experiment.

this is as close to homeschool science she's going to get...

wait - lucy? where's that glass jar?

trying to talk the robot into picking up the playroom. didn't work.
silly lulu...

love this kitchen window light.... yum.

she looks so grown up to me here. sigh.

guess who is up from nap, dressed and ready for a snack? she's doing the sign for "again", which in this case also means "gimmee something to eat!"...

and we'll end with this one - i'll call it mischief personified....

2 comments:

Mary said...

Adorable! You are a wise woman to journal these ordinary days with words and pictures. Childhood is brief!

pharker said...

This is great! I love capturing those moments that you think you'll never forget, but you do. The girls will love to hear these stories later. Mine do and I love remembering too. Beautiful girls!