After taking time off in January from shooting, editing and posting, I’m excited to get started on my new 2014 personal photography project! While I won’t be doing another 365 this year, I am excited to continue documenting my family in a new way; one that will continue to challenge my abilities and creativity as a photographer. I will be shooting a weekly project aimed at capturing a glimpse into our lives in 5 minutes or less. I will be sharing my weekly images here, on my blog. Some weeks I may post a single image, and other weeks I might share several. It will depend on the situation, and what I’m able to capture in 5 minutes.
Through this project, I will strive to become a quiet observer. I will aim to ‘direct’ my kids less when photographing them, and instead capture their childhood moments in more of an authentic manner. This will be a challenge for me, as I will have to let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies, but my hope is to find a comfortable balance in my personal photography. One where I can capture the beauty and wonder of our daily lives, and then let go, put down the camera, and be present.
With that said, here is the first week of my journey. I shot these from behind the couch while she was playing with her brother. She caught me!