Documenting my children is a huge priority for me, whether I’m writing a weekly letter to Bee or Instagramming daily moments that melt my heart. I know I won’t always remember the folds of her hands or hue of her newborn hair, but I can do my best to mentally capture these early days to the best of my ability. In that same vein, a few of my favorite photographers have joined forces for a weekly project that’s as inspired as it is captivating – a year in the life of their children – from one side of the lens to another. And although the photos alone are beautiful and telling and wise, it’s their words that are impacting me today…
“If something feels like it’s closing, you should just say, ‘OK, I’m fine.’ You should just let it go and think of … you just think of something else.” -Asa Baker-Rouse, age 6
As the wife of a film editor, I’m often thinking of fun projects Ken and I can work on together as Bee gets older. (The family that films together stays together, yes?) Seattle-based film producer Bianca Giaever had a similar idea, it seems, and what began as a six-year-old’s quirky tale of two animals slowly unlocked an important life lesson to remember for years to come. Watch the 8-minute video below:
Sometimes, you just need to hit the reset button on your day, yes? This morning, nothing went quite right. Bee’s schedule was off, my sanity was off and we were both a bit of a mess. Luckily, these Katelyn Mooney images flew into my inbox at the right moment and I was instantly reminded that yes, the dog days of motherhood can be hard – but they can be so very beautiful.
Here’s to focusing on the bright side of parenting: the wonder, the innocence – and those absolutely adorable ensembles.
LINK: KATELYN MOONEY
The portfolio of Imke Klee is filled to the brim with inspiring bits – mostly this lovely photo shoot of kids doing what they do best: imagining, frolicing and dressing up. I’d love to throw a foresty birthday party someday, full of streamers and sparkles and costume-ready kids. Such fun!
LINK: IMKE KLEE
Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin recently invited 11 kids to his studio to re-interpret his existing sculptures into drawings, soon to be published into a book. One kid even rearranged the sculptures to his own liking! Love this.
So yes, this garland is darling, but I’m really in mad love with the styling and this adorable little mini-mime! Beautiful party inspiration, don’t you think?
And while we’re on the subject of parties, what do you guys think about the picture-perfect children’s parties you see on blogs/mags? Yay or nay? Would you ever go all out to throw your kid a birthday party?
When Bee turns one, Ken and I are going to throw ourselves a party for making it through our first year! Ha!
LINK: MIMI’S CIRCUS
Say it with me: “Awwww!”
Love these sweet photos of even sweeter kids, from photographer Emilie Vercruysse. Adorable!
LINK: EMILIE VERCRUYSSE