Why I love this image: Stillness among the chaos

"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." -unknown

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So let's be honest about something. Being a stay at home mom isn't always cheery and beautiful and everybody loves well and gets along. Especially when mom has a tendency to be sensitive to noises and needs lots of quiet alone time to feel like a normal human being. 

There's always a list of stuff to get done. It's never-ending. But sometimes, when they've left the room for a break or to play or do something besides be right there next to me (you know what I'm talking about mamas), I decide to just sit in the silence and forget the task list. 

I've learned over the years that this is what MY SOUL needs. Forgetting the "should be doing" and do the "need to be doing." 

This image was from one of those moments... after a long morning of school and play and a thousand million questions (again, you know what I'm talking about mamas), they left the room and I realized it was SILENT. 


I'm starting a new series, more of a type of visual journal, called "Why I love this image." 

Sometimes they may not be "technically" perfect images, but I still love them. I feel like with your own photography, you kind of learn the rules so that you can become better, but sometimes you either don't remember all the rules, OR you intentionally break them to get the art you're trying to create. 

I absolutely love documenting our family this way, and it would be an honor to spend time with your family to capture some of your "everyday normal" reality! Contact me today to start the conversation!