Guest Posting inside Documenting Our Days’ Blog Circle

Immediately when Hannah Cross of Four Point Photography told me this month’s theme for the Documenting Our Days blog circle, I envisioned one of two things: A self-portrait of me working away, staring at the computer, would be a the truth to many of my days when the kids are at daycare. Or, me pacing the clock by 10:30 a.m. on the days the kids are home, wishing I would go jump on my husband’s bed and shout, “It’s your turn!” and waiting not-so-patiently for lunch and naps.
I set out to document our 10:30 a.m. thinking I was going to get a moment of the kids fighting or a boring photo of me staring at the computer.

The image below comes from a little story. My son, Levi, is o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with chocolate milk and his cup. He doesn’t have any one cup, they are all the same style, but he is very conscious over which cup is “mine” as he says whenever his sister’s cup gets near. He doesn’t walk around chewing it in a baby way, it’s more of a possessive way… making sure no one steals his chocolate milk (which don’t tell him is only a small amount of chocolate milk and mostly white milk). Then, when he’s finished, he walks to the kitchen and tosses the cup into the sink like he’s trying to make a 75 yard pass. This silly little story sounds so insignificant, but each day it is an occurrence just after snack (near 10:30 a.m.). It lights me up to watch his headstrong, independent self bare his love for chocolate milk… one of the small joys in my day.

So it got me thinking, even though our lives can often be boring or chaotic, there are many moments of satisfaction and joy as long as we take the time to see it.

Continue on and follow through the Document Our Days blog circle and check out Hannah Cross’s version of 10:30 a.m.: http://www.pointfourphotography.com/documenting-our-days-1030am

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Author: MarieMasse

I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.


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