fiddle leaf photography
May 13, 2018
After realizing I have about 10 photos of me last year, and thousands (literally) of my kids, I decided that 2018 had to be the year to rectify things. I’m the adult who spends the most hours with my kids, and yet, when they look at the photos of our adventures you would never know it. This was also the year that I knew I needed a big push to try new things with my photography. Once you feel that you have the basics of photography mastered, it’s really easy to just continually shoot within the comfort zone. It’s fast and doesn’t require much thought, but it also doesn’t result in anything new or exciting. I hadn’t had big ah-ha moments in quite a while so it was time to start experimenting again.
From all of this, The Monday Me project was born. One photo of me each Monday for the whole year.
Each Monday the tripod comes out and the remote on my camera gets used as I take a self-portrait. My goal is to show all facets of my life, from the monotonous daily grind, to parenthood joys, to rediscovering myself outside of motherhood.
This is me at 35. This is the me who feels like I should have so much more figured out in life than I do, but then also realizes that those who came before me also didn’t know what they were doing at 35. This is the me who is embracing the word GRACE for 2018…because I need to learn to give myself more of it. ⠀
I’ve hit this interesting place in my life where I am now the age I start to remember my Mom at. I sometimes catch reflections of myself in the mirror and only see her. I remember what she was like at 35 and it’s made me want to document it so that when my kids are 35 I want them to be able to look back and see what I looked like at that same age. ⠀