Month 2 in my project with a few other Mama photographers to get behind the camera…
This is real life… Lilli is in Pj’s because she was out playing in the stream with Noah and got her pants wet. Gabe is laughing at the silliness of me setting up photos during dinner. Noah is staring straight at the camera, because, well, he just must. Dinner is in pans because we are not fancy around these parts. There I am in a *hair*kerchief because I’ve been painting all day. (I’ve learned my lesson to never prime with exposed hair…have you ever tried to wash that stuff out after accidentally leaning into a door frame or something? It does NOT come out.) Regardless, John is still looking at me like he’s happy I’m there. That is the best part of this photo to me.
No matter the chaos, no matter the mess, here we gather each night to laugh and talk and sometimes cry about our days. There have been a lot of tough ones in a row in these parts. We get through them together. I know one day we’ll look back fondly at the struggles as “the good ole days”. For now, I will try to slow down and embrace these dinners with my four favorites.
Please take a peek at the other Mamas who are brave enough to get in front of the lens this year: