BLACK LIVES MATTER. #blackouttuesday #amplifymelanatedvoices
How many of us know this exact moment? Prepping food at the counter, talking together, and the toddler is getting into the cabinets. And let’s be real - it’s the loud cabinet. The one with the pots and pans. Or it’s the one with all those plastic containers that you didn’t really need to keep but can’t get rid of and now they’re about to go EVERYWHERE. For us, Henry would go straight for the latter. He was also a big fan of the oatmeal container and coffee filters. I don’t even know how much time I spent cleaning both of those in that phase. Was it messy? Absolutely. Do I kind of miss it now? A bit. (Because stepping on errant LEGOs is never pleasant. But I know I’ll eventually miss that too.) This session happened a year and a half ago, but this is still one of my favorite images. In home sessions are so very special, and I can’t wait to get back to them.
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted to my feed, but I’m still here. I just haven’t particularly known what to say in a caption, though I’m certain I’m far from the only person to think that. This time of isolation is weird. I miss work. I love what I do and miss photographing families and weddings. I miss hearing your stories and being invited into seeing what matters most to you. Did you know that I majored in both sociology and English in college? While I didn’t graduate (I ended up putting all my focus in this business of mine instead), learning about people and our stories are still very much at the heart of what I love to do. I miss it. This is pretty disjointed, but I think we’re all feeling a little out of sorts these days. In the meantime until things shift into another new normal, I can’t say that I’m not loving all the extra family time. I’ve taken the time to focus on reading for myself much more too. (I’m currently on a big Sarah J. Maas kick.) I suppose it’s a way of getting back to the basics for me. Less noise. More of what’s important.
I never imagined full time homeschool would start in a pandemic, but here we are. Henry goes to a phenomenal nature school, but as with everything else, it’s closed for now. We started our day at home much like he does at his school - calendar and weather time - and moved into watching story time with @a_whiteshark. Life is going to be a little weird for a while, but we’re going to do our best to keep ourselves and everyone else safe and healthy too.
It’s Friday! And not only is it Friday, but the sun is actually shining! We Atlantans have earned the right to complain about the rain by now. Apparently we haven’t had 4 sunny days in a row since Christmas. Christmas! This bright, sunshine filled morning feels like a whole new beginning. I don’t care how chilly it may be - I’m going to go bask in the rays all day. (With all the sunscreen anyway because I’m way too fair-skinned for anything else.)
i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky - e.e. cummings Happy Valentine’s Day! It may be a silly, made up holiday, but who couldn’t use a day focused just on love?