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january project – day 3 {grocery run}

January Project Day 3 - Grocery Run

Oops. I forgot to post this one last night. I had prettier photos, but this was the one I kept coming back to. This one and the few before it where my daughter is smacking my son in the head for teasing her and he is grinning devilishly. As much as they tease and fight with one another (over things like “the” spot on the couch, the best cup, the Wii remote, etc.), they really are close. As soon as we got home after dropping the older two off at school, the youngest was already asking when we could pick them up. I’m not sure why I even try bringing all three of them to the grocery store. I’m always “that” Mom–you know the one that everyone is looking at like what is wrong with her children? Or what’s wrong with that mother? Why is she taking photos of her children fighting in a grocery store? Tsk. Tsk. I’m not sure who they feel sorry for more–me or the kids. I used to care, but not so much anymore. It’s easier than it was a year ago and someday I’ll look back on this photo wistfully and laugh.

gigi - January 4, 2012 - 10:32 pm

This is all kinds of awesome Jody. Love!

Lisa Jay - January 6, 2012 - 8:26 am

Great! You made me laugh with this post!! I was thinking of getting a grocery store shot too… it will get some strange looks… probably from my children mostly.

january project – day 2 {don’t judge}

Child Photographer Falls Church

Yes, it’s almost noon and we are still in our pjs. Don’t judge! It’s our last day of winter break and the kids go back to school tomorrow. I think winter break is my favorite of all the kids breaks. No, it’s definitely my favorite. The craziness of Christmas is over. There isn’t much to do but play with new toys, watch movies, cuddle, read, play games, visit with friends and family, eat… and eat some more. Honestly, I’m usually a little frazzled when I’m home with the kids 24-7 but this break was so nice. Having Jake home too is huge (and awesome) too. I’m going to miss all those nerds tomorrow.

Tamara - January 2, 2012 - 11:11 pm

I’m *still* in my pjs so no judgement here! Only gushing + swooning + love for both the photos + you n’ yours in this new year! xo

Brandie - January 3, 2012 - 11:08 am

I know how you feel. It was hard to get back into the routine this morning with Nick back to work and the boys back to school. It was nice slowing down for a while. I’m excited for what the new year holds though. Can’t wait to see the amazing things you do this year too♥

Lisa Jay - January 4, 2012 - 9:27 am

Hi Jody, I am here from Barb Uil’s ebook group on facebook. I will be following your photo a day project (I am doing one on my blog too). We live in different parts of the world. It’s winter where you are & it’s Summer where I am but today at the same time my kids & I were still in our PJ’s too…. and I felt guilty about it. I don’t now that I’ve seen this :)

january project – day 1

Child Photographer January Project Day 1

Oh my poor little neglected blog. I had so many plans to update you and time just got away from me. I was able to spend time with so many amazing families this Fall and I am almost done editing my 2011 sessions. I hope to post some photos very soon. In the meantime, one of my goals for 2012 is to work on personal projects and photograph my own children more often. I bought Jinky’s For the Love E-Book when it came out and I’ve been looking forward to getting started on some of the projects in the publication. I was very excited to see Kristin Cook’s January Photo-a-Day Project featured in the book. I love her work and always look forward to seeing her photos. If you haven’t seen her work before it is stunning. It is just one of several projects Jinky encourages photographers to try, so I thought since I know I can’t commit to a 365 (or 366) I would try a January Project. The idea is that you post one photo a day for the month of January. So, here we go. Of course, I couldn’t narrow it down to one photo, so I’m already off to a rocky start, but at least I have something! If you haven’t bought Jinky’s book yet and are looking for inspiration and eye candy, you can buy it here.

Oh, and Happy New Year for anyone who might actually be reading this.:)

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Aline Sena - January 2, 2012 - 8:19 pm

I’m in Love for This e-book! Its soooo amazing!
Happy new year!!