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.