Ive been joining in on a lot of personal projects lately as a way to help document my family's journey and also to help with some personal growth and development with my photography work.
The experience has been a real challenge and pushed myself to think outside the box.A challenge in particular was putting myself in front of the camera. What on earth can I document about myself? Who am I and what are things that speak about me? I pushed through these creaive blocks and have started to realise just like anything else, I just need to document the everyday, just as I have been, but rather than stopping and pooping behind the camera. Stay involved and allow myself to be present in the frame.
So that has been my focus. Right now my life is pretty simple. I am pregnant with my second child so thought it was a good opportunity to document this changing phase in my life. It has been challenging though, our health has not been the best this year with myself suffering sever morning sickness and Anemia, to cold and flu season and my daughter having food intolerance troubles. However Ive managed to stop and think about appreciating the small moments and pick up my camera. Ive been watching my belly grow, doing things to help myself feel better, like sleep and lots and lots of hot showers. Reading birthing books recommended by my lovely doula in between the daily life of a mum and my photography work.
This is just the beginning and I will keep up the documentation and keep you all posted!