Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slide Show Sunday

I haven't been very good about my Project 365 these past few weeks. I've been taking photos, but not as often as I'd hoped. I need to get back in the saddle with this project.

I recently discovered Tara Whitney's blog. If you don't know her work, you should check her out. She's a photographer who takes amazing real-life photos. There's nothing canned or posed. Her photos are relaxed and carefree. And her blog about her family is filled with love and insight. I always save her posts to read last because I look so forward to them.

Tara started a family project this year that she calls Six People, Twelve Times. Once a month she makes sure to take a picture of her whole family. HERSELF included. I immediately fell in love with this idea when she posted it. I swear out of the thousands of pictures in my photo library I'm in, maybe, 20. And those are mostly pictures of my nose hairs taken by the Little Ballerina when she gets a hold of my camera.

Since BSD travels so often, I need to be diligent about getting these portraits done however I can. (And there will be months that he won't be in the picture at all. Maybe I can use one of those cardboard cutouts like Ellen does during those times.)

This month was a prime example. I knew last Sunday that BSD would not be available for the rest of the month so, after the birthday party when we were all pooped, we piled onto the living room chair, set the self-timer and took some pictures.
Without looking in the mirror first.
Without combing our hair.
Without washing our faces or putting on makeup.
Simply and naturally.
Looking in any which direction.
Smiling and frowning.
Half in.
Half out.
Half on top of each other.

And I love these pictures all the more for it.

Because this is who we are. 

And this is where we should be.

Together.

Simply and Naturally.

7 comments:

A Mom Anonymous said...

LOVE it!

Kimberly said...

I must steal this idea!!!

Anissa said...

I LOVE your pictures. So happy! :)

Jess said...

thank you for sharing this idea....i love it!!! and for some crazy reason my kiddos love it when i set the camera timer :)

insteadofthedishes said...

yes, I'm pretty sure these are the first pictures of you I've seen on your blog. Now I know what you look like when you're not riding your bike. Excellent job - those are definitely keepers!

Kim said...

Thanks everyone! I am expecting to see YOUR family photos on your blogs now. It's only fair, right?

Design A-Peele said...

y'all are too cute. I've been reading a few of your posts this morning and they def made me laugh. Love the ones where you scratch out what you want to be when you grow up :)