3.27.2011

i heart faces--a slice of life

It's been awhile since I have participated in the I Heart Faces Photo Challenges, but I was excited to start back up again when I saw the theme for this week: A Slice of Life. I love all types of photography, but lifestyle photography is what I am really passionate about. Like all of us, I get busy with my four kids and I go through stretches where my camera never makes its way out of the bag unless I have a client shoot. I am constantly trying to take more shots that document real life; the good and the bad.

It was so fun for me to look back through my photos to decide which one to enter. I found shots that brought back so many memories and emotions. It helped me to re-commit myself to taking the camera out more often to document what really matters: the everyday moments. It is the little, seemingly insignificant, everyday moments that make us who we are.


This photo of my youngest daughter was taken when she was in the stage of life where she wanted to dress herself, and she wanted to continue to change clothes all. day. long. It made us both crazy at times. I felt like all I did was laundry. Not only would I wash all of the many outfits that she wore and soiled each day, but then I would have to refold or hang the ones she threw on the floor when she couldn't find what she was looking for. In this particular picture she was looking for a ballerina outfit that her aunt had given her earlier that month. She had worn the tutu every single day since it was purchased, so at the time of this picture the outfit was being laundered.

When I walked into the room I had the choice to either break down in tears of frustration or take a picture. I chose the latter, and I am so glad that I did! Not only did it diffuse my emotion at the time, but now I have an adorable memory captured. Every time I look at this picture I smile. Oh how I love that little girl, even when she is being a pill.


Now head on over to I Heart Faces to check out more of the entries for this week and to find your own inspiration to pull out your camera more and capture the everyday moments.

23 comments:

Simple Girl said...

Aahh yes. Sometimes we never outgrow outfit trauma!

L said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome! LOL! Bless her little heart=-)
Great picture!

Crystal said...

I love this photo! My 3 year old is going through this stage now and its sooo challenging!

Joanne said...

Awww, so grumpy. That will be a great one to pull out in about 20 years and laugh. Need more tutus. LOL Great capture!

Tina said...

Great picture! I've been going through the same frustrating stage with my daughter for what seems like the past year. She loves dressing herself and is s particular about her outfits... it's very trying at times. ;)

Allison said...

This is fantastic. I love the angle, the expression on her face, and the load of clothes on the floor. :)

Hana said...

Oh the joys of raising little girls!! I'm there with you! So sweet, glad you opted to take a photo. I'm the same way, always taking photos of stuff "normal" people think is weird! But we know better! Great capture, cute memory!

Hana
the MomTog Diaries

Precious Memories By Heidi said...

Love love love that face

Lillian said...

This capture is *perfection* - maybe (especially) since I can relate so much right now! Great capture!

Kerry said...

Priceless! I love that you captured a not so happy moment that tells a great story.

Shyann said...

Thanks for stopping by! I totally relate to this! My daughter is in a pink only phase and it can drive me nuts! This picture is awesome! Love the angle and all those clothes and her expression is priceless!

Cricket said...

I have two girls and totally understand this. My girls' room looks like this constantly since neither of them (ages 6 and 3) can decided what to wear and always want to change. Great pic!

Kristin said...

This is such a sweet capture. I love that you capture an everyday image. I love everything about this picture and the emotion it expresses!!

Alison said...

This is so unbelievable adorable! GREAT capture!!!

Misty Exnicios said...

I can relate to this as well...great capture!

Miranda said...

I am so there in that stage right now. My daughter is two and everything is "MINEMINEMINE" or "I DO IT!"

Awesome capture :)

Kathy said...

I love this! This is my fav so far that I have looked at!! It is the best "real life " capture! My daughter loves to dress up and when she wants her Cinderella Tutu, she wants it NOW! LOL I thought I was the only mom to take pictures of her kids crying! LOL This will be a contender for top 10 this week! Love it!!!

Annette said...

I remember those days with my daughter. Now she's going through it with her own 3 year old! Love the photo!!

Judith said...

Oh boy do I remember those days. that is a sure slice of live. Love it!!!

JennyGirl said...

You are so right. These are the moments to capture. Priceless!

BJ and Amber said...

I love that photo of her! Priceless for sure. You're so talented Dion! I love seeing all your photos. Sure miss you and wish you could take some pictures for me :)

Sysommay said...

What a great capture! Truly priceless. This will definitely be something she'll laugh about years from now.

Whitney said...

What! You are posting pictures again?! I happen to just click on your site and boy was I surprised!!! So glad to see you are back taking pictures again. Wish you could come take ours again - a family of four! Love you and hope you are doing great (wherever you are)!