Here’s April’s 10 on 10 along with a confession about my process. When I first heard about the 10 on 10 project (if you need a refresher you can read more about it here), I thought it sounded great – exactly what I needed to get motivated to shoot more candid, lifestyle images of my own family and kids doing life together – that’s the real reason I became interested in photography in the first place. What I determined very early on in the process is that 10 images in one day really doesn’t work for me. Photography, for me, is about capturing those little details that help me remember where we are in the moment today – the things I want to remember about myself and my kids. The crazy outfits, favorite t-shirts, new haircuts, family outings, daily activities etc. – even the
strange very imaginative tea party game where you have to have a tissue sticking out the back side of your pants (see first photo) – I like to capture them as they happen but they rarely happen 10 times in one day. I’m a rule following type of girl and so the 10 on 10 project has been a bit of a beat down – I wanted to do it “right” but really couldn’t get inspired to shoot 10 images in one day. It’s like the process is backwards for me – instead of shooting what I love I am searching for 10 things to shoot and at the end of the day I’m finding the process for me really doesn’t fulfill the original goal. So, I’m finally giving myself permission to do the 10 on 10 my way – which is basically over the period of the month I will capture and share the images that speak to me about where we are as a family today. The images that fall short for the technically minded photographer but speak volumes to a mama’s heart. The images that I probably wouldn’t share otherwise.
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