I've been thinking about joining a weekly photo challenge for a while, and I'm ecstatic to have found the perfect project hosted by Paint the Moon (www.paintthemoon.net- love, love, love her work). Each week we will be assigned a new theme to capture - all focused on lifestyle photography. What is lifestyle photography you ask? It is essentially capturing real life moments - genuine expressions where the subject is not posed, and often times has no clue the camera snuck its way onto the scene. It's an interaction, an emotion, an expression. It's documenting the tiny details of everyday life.
Why do this? For inspiration, for a new perspective, to capture the details of my little family that are slipping by all too quickly... And I love that this is focused on my family. It's easy when starting a photography business to occasionally forget to capture the little ones in your own home!!
I'm starting a bit late of course... so here's catching up on weeks one and two
Week One Theme: Evening Rituals
Yes, Owen is the kid who fights with all his might to avoid the bath. And then turns into a wrinkled prune playing for what seems like an eternity with this one particular tug boat. Every single night.
Week Two Theme: This Makes me Laugh
I think maybe the picture requires no explanation on why it makes me giggle ever time I look at it. And yes, the potty is in our family room right in front of the TV :-) I'm sure a gripping episode of Caillou was on during this shot.