we were planning our vacation a year or so ago and one of my girls requested i not bust out the camera constantly and make every moment a photographed moment. i think perhaps the suggestion that the amount of photos i like to capture might ummmm kill the moment.
it’s second nature for me to live the moment and document it in photograph simultaneously. i’ve been like that as long as i can remember. my brain is in constant “oh wow that would make a gorgeous shot”…”the lighting right here is fantastic”….”those graphics on that funky textured old brick wall in downtown atlanta make the coolest photo”….”oh ya’ll wait a second i need a photo of this”…..” i love this day, i need a photo”….”these sunflowers are beautiful”. i just can’t turn it off. the camera nor my need to capture.
so that aforementioned vacation? i reeled it in a smidge. but photography is a virtual journal for me. it’s like an extension of being present in the moment. an extended moment if you will.
these last several weeks have been full of moments and i’ve captured loads of them on my phone & camera. the struggle is sitting down to write about them. i could instagram all the day long. ( insert my daughters–all of them probably–rolling eyes because i sorta already do! ha!). photo plus thought & bam, its like a mini-blog entry. i’d love for my blog to be a real-time, journaled thoughts with a beautiful photo or twelve but keeping up has proved to be a continual struggle.
i’ve tried to quiet my mind as i prepare for the weeks ahead. i’ve slept in, neglected my blog and basically tried to not be overwhelmed with the juggle of work & travel and a house full of folks who need to eat while i’m gone for the better part of two weeks.
what about you~ are you a virtual journaler? do you fill pages & pages with pen and ink? or do you just store it all up in your heart?
here’s a little glimpse of lately~
savannah & friends at zac brown. declared best concert by smk.
memorial day beach trip with trevor’s fam.
moves like jagger.clearly.
visit from sweet hutton & mama jill.
celebrating senior status as a PHS cheerleadermadi makes lemon glazed cookies
madi trains to become a pure barre instructor
riding shotgun to a session on a very warm day. let’s hear it for the folks that request summer sessions!
camo ballcap . fashion vixen.
love their style
we eat out a lot. what can i say? oh yeah. there was actually two
dan’s christmas gift was two tickets to four braves games. a date with each of the girls and an extra for me!
images taken at a flattering angel via my iphone photo appear smaller than in real life. darn.
cek did swimteam for social reasons however fully played the part
brink turned 9 this summer. these shots were a few years ago. love this boy.
georgia peaches. ‘nuf said.all knudsen girls make stellar babysitters
he may be vision impaired but i bet he sees that he’s quite the chick magnet
smoothie making cheerleader
getting eaten by misquitos. both of us.
treasured time with wynnie girl on her epic #wactour
ha. just realized i apparently enjoy the fact that iphone photos make me appear thinner than in real life! take two! and kimonos are my fashion bff.
a rare moment when im wearing wedges and a daughter of mine is wearing flats. heading out to KATY PERRY! madi & i declare it best concert ever!
she even looks great with purple tipped hair & lashes
it’s blurry but she’s adorable
i try to keep fresh sunflowers in the house all summer long