Mine on Monday {Kalamazoo Child Photographer}

A day in their lives. It is so important to capture the little things…the memories, the moments, the expressions. The first time I did a project like this was just about a year ago while living in NYC. On June 15th, after breakfast the girls were lying on the floor looking at the blurb book that I had made from that day in NY. They were enjoying it so much that I decided it was time for a new “Day in the Life” project. So I grabbed my camera (and not my iphone one!) and documented the day.

Our day included:
-looking thru the blurb book from last year’s project
-Justin Bieber on the Today show
-puzzles
-walking in Daddy’s shoes to the playset so their feet/flip flops didn’t get wet
-nap/rest time (also capturing the week the decided to sleep upside down in their beds)
-slip n slide fun
-singing with the ipod
-dinner
-handstands and dancing
-overall silliness in the grass
-movie watching on the floor to kill time until the fireflies came out
-catching and releasing fireflies (Thank you super high ISO)
-bed

I swear they really did eat lunch at some point – not sure where my camera was then.

Beyond the activities captured, as their mom, I see even more…I can almost hear their laughs and giggles. I see Leah’s “I am not awake yet” face. I see how they can play with a bucket of water every day for an hour. I see their lovies. I notice their character sheets, their fake tattoos and bumps and scrapes. I see why we have to do so much laundry. I see our real life.

I challenge you to keep your camera out all day. Take photos of YOUR real life. Watch it in slideshow format. A movie of your day. Then go one step further and get it printed in a book.

There are no rules. Photos do not need to be technically perfect. Life is not perfect.

  • Kimberly Maguire Svenson via Facebook - July 9, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Love these Becky! Inspired me to do another Day with my crew.

  • Becky Anderson Photography via Facebook - July 9, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Just do it – I can’t believe I waited almost a year to do it again!

  • Mary Ann Ziulek Olson via Facebook - July 9, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Looks like a wonderful day for the Anderson girls!! A LOT of laughing going on….that is good! Love it! <3 : )

  • Christy - July 9, 2012 - 3:36 pm

    Becky, your girls are so adorable! What amazing memories you’ve captured for them…and you!

  • Stephanie Savage via Facebook - July 9, 2012 - 5:42 pm

    this is amazing… i love it. so cool to be able to see the love between hannah and leah. OUTSTANDING photography of course 🙂

  • Tina - July 9, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Looks great! What great memories 🙂 I really need to do this one day this summer!

  • Kristen Carlson via Facebook - July 10, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Your family is totally adorable. Love!

  • Pam - July 10, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    So inspiring! Love this- they are adorable.

  • Mindy Upham via Facebook - August 13, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    I love it!!!! you have a wonderful family 🙂

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