Feb 24 - Me, a Mama


(12/dust, 14/365)

This year I'm working at expanding my eye beyond the intimate details to capture wider angles and tell more stories. I'm starting to see it happening, in spite of tripod issues and dropped cameras.

Really, I think it's just me needing to get out of my own way, be honest about the mess and the clutter I'm constantly trying to ignore at my house, stop escaping into details and start capturing my real life.

Real life is sometimes a bit angsty (see yesterday's photo), but it bears retelling anyway. It's what I do. If I can't tell my own story, what business do I have telling others'?

Shutter Sisters prompted a new look at me today. I don't know what to do with this new "mama" side of me. I look at myself, at the size of my hands compared to those of my children, and I'm realizing that I am the big person now, the grown-up. I'm the accessory to their "me" stories now, as my mom used to be with me.

She is my friend now. I have learned to see into her story.

The blur is not intentional - blur never is when you're parenting - but it's appropriate. There is so much out-of-focus beauty in this new life of mine. I'm enjoying the discovery.

(Images © Informal Moments Photography)


Erin said...

Those last pictures are just sweet. :)

Glynn said...

I'm just sitting here, drinking these photos in, thinking about a grandchild arriving in about 3 weeks. You're keeping me from getting too ansty. Great photos, Kelly -- I love the expressions on your faces.

Kathleen said...

I want to bury my face in that baby's neck. I caught a whiff of the sweet scent.....

Don't ever forget girl, it's your real life that speaks into the hearts of others and helps them know they are not alone. The blur on your end helps someone else focus on their end.

miel & company said...

my fourth and last is now 19mos and i'm still weak in the knees over him. enjoy the baby stage and thanks for keeping it real :)

Danielle said...

Such happy mama shots!

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