A day in this life of ours.
I used to believe that photography was always a set-up and never entirely real, just like the gloss that social media adds to our lives, the ability to share only what we choose, and most of us, understandably, only choose to share the good. I thought that every shot had to be manipulated, posed, perfected, until the day I realised those weren't really the moments I wanted to record or remember. I want the challenge of capturing the real moments in our everyday life, the lazy mornings I share with the boys in bed in the dull of fairy lights when Martin has already left for work, the lunchtimes I'm transformed into the character of Bumblebee as Archie insists we play and the weekend afternoons at Great Nanny & Grandad's where the boys learn what the 'brown fuzzy things' are falling from the tree.
After collaborating on a DITL post with a few other wonderfully talented bloggers a few months back, I've been desperate to do it again and took a day over the Easter weekend to share alongside the wonderfully talented Zoe of My Little Wildlings, someone I am in total awe of, for her incredible way of capturing the everyday and her strength as a Mother to her gorgeous little brood, all four of them!
This is a multitude of moments from our day, captured in time, including the silly moments we spend mucking about playing under the covers each morning to the long hours (well, what feels like hours) spent sitting outside a toilet waiting for my 4 year old to finish his business; though I must say, we have some pretty interesting conversations at those points.
I'm so grateful for every simple, entirely average but all ours, memory we get to capture together, when there's so much sadness in the world, and I hope to continue recording them as often as possible. Not only for the boys as they grow up, but for Martin to take joy in after a long day of work away from us all, and for me to be in the frame with them. For more of the beautiful normal, make sure you pop over and see Zoe's DITL post too; I love how she records her stories and her pictures always leave me inspired.