I take hundreds of photos every month, and most of them don’t get shared with anyone, let alone online. And yet the moments in time that those photos capture are just as important a part of our story as the other images that I do choose to share.
I created this blog as a way of documenting our lives, a way of watching the girls grow into who they’re going to be and a way of remembering who they once were. It’s something I want them to be able to look back on as they get older, because memories fade but (digital) photographs don’t.
It’s easy (and tempting) to only focus on sharing the fun bits, the memorable parts, the highlights and the celebrations. But I’m learning more and more as I continue through this crazy journey of motherhood that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well. The bits of the jigsaw that fill in the gaps to complete the picture. The tantalising glimpses into who our girls are becoming.
The chaos, the calm and all the moments in between.
This monthly feature – The Moments In Between – is a space for me to share all of those magical bits that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.
November seems to have simultaneously whizzed by and dragged on forever. If I’m honest, it’s felt like a tough month for various reasons. I’ve not really felt like picking up my camera much to document the everyday, really only getting it out to take with me if we went on an outing somewhere. It doesn’t help that the days are so much shorter now so there’s really only a very small window of decent lighting conditions within which to capture decent shots – anything outside of that tests my creativity with using the little light there is! Not a bad thing I suppose.
When I came up upload my images for this post I didn’t think I’d have very many, but I surprised myself – there were more than I thought and that made me happy. Here’s what I managed to capture…