actually, she has openly shared her project and encouraged others to participate…so i am not totally copying.
tara whitney is a fabulous photographer in california. so fabulous in fact, that i have actually dreamed about her taking photos of my family.
weird, but true.
these are the things i dream of.
photo things. and photographers.
tony fouhse was in my dream last night, but that is another topic totally.
tara has a fabulous talent, capturing wonderful stories of every family she meets and creating such beautiful photographic treasures of that place and time.
she inspires me greatly.
and then she began this project
six people twelve times
and i just fell in love with it.
tara is a wonderful writer and storyweaver and the events that she shares every month are touching and honest and true.
and as of july 30, 2010 have started my own monthly capture of my gang.
however begrudgingly they submit to it.
no family is perfect, but they are perfect for you.
i think we all know that.
and sometimes the most imperfect photo is the one that is the most honest.
i am not planning on setting up anything near formal or professional or uncomfortable.
once a month i am going to snap us all together…and that is it.
no planned anything.
it will be random and awesome.
so i tell them. over and over and over again.
i know they will love it when they are older.
and are torturing their own children:)
who will be laughing at their parents.
which seems only fair to me.
(and of course these children of the future will undoubtably be noting how incredibly youthful their own grandparents looked;)).
so, month one of my as of yet unnamed family photo project has begun.
taken with my g10, because that is what i had on hand, as we were leaving in a rush for the highland games of 2010.
games that the older two children did not want to attend.
but ended up loving.
which definitely had something to do with the mini donuts…
(and i KNOW the first photo is too big for my blog layout thingie. too bad. i like it;)) and will one day have a blog to match my photos,lol)
(and deal with the sappiness @Bloomy999 )