Hi all! I just wanted to introduce a new personal Photo project that I will be working on throughout this year. (This is Kimberly, by the way!) My fantastic sister, Erin Galindo, asked me if I wanted to take part in a blog project that she has been doing with friends where they each post a photo on the same day every month. For 2016; “As We Are, With You” is a project that involves getting us, the photographers, in front of the camera.
I have to say…I was in no mood today to tackle this project. It is completely out of my comfort zone and I was already having a grumpy sort of day. HOWEVER… I spent all last week up in RI at the AMAZING Inspire Photo Retreat and I know (because I heard it over and over and over) that tackling a personal project is just what I need right now.
I want my kids to look back at our images and see me present, not worried about my crazy hair that day or my weird outfit or the fact that I may or may not have 3 chins when I laugh really hard…because seriously, all they actually see is me laughing really hard and enjoying life with them. I would love for them to remember me that way. Photos tell a story. If I remove myself from those photos I am erasing part of my kids story.. part of my story.. part of our family’s story.
So let’s do this thing. One more note…so many times I take the easy way out and have John “help” me with these projects. This time I am going to be brave and creative and *motivated* and see what unfolds when I trust myself more.
Please take a peek at the other Mamas who are brave enough to get in front of the lens this year:
Erin • Rhonda • Naomi • Andrea • Georgia