Frankly speaking, after the year of intense shooting with intention, I got tired. I love perfection, and technically correct images make my heart sing. But this time I decided to let perfection go. At least for a day. I decided to document a day in our life, but make it less stressful for me. I decided to shoot like I did it before I have learned all that great stuff about light, composition and etc. So I shot without much thinking, taking into account only my guts feeling.
What I got are less than perfect pictures, which I will treasure nevertheless.
And I’m going to share a lot of them here, on my blog.
Morning walk. Marge almost enjoyed the sleighs.
But she was upset, that we didn’t take the big stroller with us outside. By the way, she put on three skirts…
and her favorite hat.
The weather outside our window.
Marge made herself a bed.
And gave me her hat (notice my blue skirt — she made me put it on too when she was putting on hers).
Yeah… Our kitchen table sometimes is a mess! And my husband brought me tulips!
Here he is, putting together our new vacuum cleaner.
The weather outside our window changed again.
Surprise! Veronica, all of a sudden, had cleaned the table!!
Apparently, she had her reason for that. She wanted to make invitations for her upcoming birthday, so she had prepared the table for us!
While I was cooking a dinner…
Another our family member wants some dinner.
Cleaning has started!
The first observer.
The second observer, who’s a bit afraid of the noise. I know this is out of focus, but look at that face!!
I was sure I got the focus locked on Veronica! I’m really upset about this one!
Anastasia takes Veronicas picture on her phone.
All of our girls.
Cleaning the kids room.
I think she took all the cats she could find…
Anastasia with her phone.
While Veronica makes a puppet show for her little sister.
Anastasia joined the puppet show.
Marge plays with Lego sheep.
I couldn’t just walk by that light, yes.
When my daughter asks me to take her portrait, I have to do it (and it doesn’t matter that I have already taken at least ten pictures of her in that day by the moment).
Finally, we can start working on the invitations!
I think she was dancing.
Neat! Isn’t it?
Yeah, I made a whole bunch of selfies with everyone in that day!
Veronica asked me to paint a flower on her nail.
Some more close up details of Veronica.
That wall is SO.HEAVY.
Follows Veronica’s steps.
Shower time for me, movie in the bathroom time for Marge.
And good night!
So, I proved that I can still shoot a lot of crappy pictures. But the good thing is that this experiment actually let me concentrate on the moment rather than on technical stuff, which certainly made this a very valuable exercise.