Forever is composed of nows. -Emily Dickinson

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As a mom we could agree on lots of milestones we want to have of our children. We want their first steps, first lost tooth, first time they ride a bike without training wheels, sport team photos, first school dance, graduation, their wedding, first baby…. and many others in between those major milestones. Milestones are important but what I want to talk about are the moments. While milestones are often universal, moments are often unique. They are unique to your family and even to each of your children. If a milestone is the destination then the moments are the journey. I find the journal the most exciting part of all.

The reason I picked up a camera (and I would argue… lots of other mom’s did to) is to capture the “in between.” The insignificant moments are our kids out in the yard shooting baskets well into dusk. The make believe tea parties. The day your little one found your lipstick and tried to wear it… wow that is tough to get off! These are the moments I find most beautiful and only I can capture them. I am the only one to capture them because I am with them all the time. I know them. They are 100% real around me and I get all of them. These honest moments are my most valuable.

I pick up a camera to find these treasures. To be honest, I didn’t know didn’t know that would be the journey I would go on when I first picked up a camera. I wanted to capture my son’s milestones. Over the past 11 years I have found through capturing my daily life I have learned about me and what I find beautiful and value. I enjoy looking back through albums and my Instagram feed to see all the good, bad, and ugly.

I think maybe because I moved so much as a kid I feel an urgency to capture the details of my kid’s lives. I want to document our home, their bedroom, pets, friends, and where they played outside.  I want them to have images of their milestones but I want them to have a million more moments that fill their albums.
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ABOUT THESE IMAGES

All of these images were taken on a typical day. My favorite kind. I had my Sony a 6500 and a Sony 55 1.8 lens on. It was a pretty bright afternoon so I wasn’t too concerned with capturing her face (too many weird shadows in the full sun.) I just watched her with the chickens and in the field picking dandelions. She didn’t have a care in the world and that is what I want to remember about this day.
I hope you pick up whatever you have and document your lives. Nothing stays the same… that is guaranteed. And we so quickly forget bits and pieces of our everyday moments. Look back over your albums (printed our digital)…. what are your favorite images? Are they milestones or moments?
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