A wonderful benefit to being home with the boys has been the increase in the amount of photos I’ve gotten to take. It’s been a great creative outlet and a special way to keep track of special and regular moments as our boys grow. So I found a couple of photographic projects that I’ve attempted to tackle and successfully completed, with my trusty camera and my favorite little subjects.
One such project I decided to take on was a “day in the life” project, where I would photograph different aspects of my day, from different perspectives, as the day unfolded. The pictures would and should capture everything and anything: the fantastic and the mundane, the fun and the quiet. And while it was time consuming, it has become a way to remember an ordinary day in our lives.
The day, 10.24.12, was a typical autumn day, with outside time, inside routines, and the quiet pace of having a cuddly yet active toddler. I started right from the moment I woke up and moved it onward as it all unfolded:
Can you believe it? I woke up at 8:45! Between CJ and Emmett’s new wake-up schedule, I’m typically up two hours earlier now!
Milk bottle for the morning.
My hope as been to do another one, as a comparison, of the day from about 9 months ago, but honestly, I keep forgetting. Haha. But once I do remember, I know it will be interesting to take note and photos, as it unfolds. Everyone keeps telling me to treasure these early years and these small and simple moments; I still seem to have my pregnancy brain, even though my baby is 6 months old, so I figure this type of project can help me hold on to the memories in a different way.
And while I did use my big camera, I think this could be an interesting little project with just my iPhone and some Instagram’d photos thrown into the mix. I love my Instagram editing options – so quick and easy! I did do some editing on some of these with my computer program, just to make them interesting and give them some character and depth.
These were just some of the shots I took – I had quite a few, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Anyone else ever consider something like this? Or actually do it? I think it would be fascinating if you were a commuter – and did it for four consecutive Mondays or something like that, just from your seat on the train. Or you could do a day in the life on a random Saturday, when you have 30 million things going on, too – to capture the chaos and living of life is fun to look at, as we can get so wrapped up in while we’re living it. As Ferris Bueller would say, ”Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Have a great day!