Spring 2024: The Moments In Between

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 originally 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.  A legacy, of sorts.

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 and life that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well.

The pieces 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 feature – The Moments In Between – is a space for me to share all of those magical and messy parts of our family life that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.



A Facebook memory from eight years ago popped up as a notification on my phone yesterday.  Apparently, I’d shared one of my very first ‘Moments In Between’ blog posts.  Eight years!  I had no idea I’d been doing this – documenting the tiny-big moments from our lives – for so long.  It blew my mind a little to be honest, knowing that there’s a whole visual story of the girls growing up, and our lives in general.  Eight years is a long time.

I fell down a rabbit hole and spent quite a while going through several of the posts, choosing a few from each year and allowing myself the luxury of remembering and reminiscing and feeling nostalgic.  There are so many moments documented.  So many milestones captured.  So many memories frozen in time.  It was also reassuring to see my photography skills slowly improving as the years have gone by.

It’s harder to keep up with the editing now, even though I’m taking fewer photographs and trying to be more intentional with the ones I do capture.  The girls very rarely want to be in images any more (so when they say “yes” I’m always extra-grateful) and life’s focus has shifted more towards school, college and work rather than having family adventures.

I suppose it was only natural for this feature, this project, to shift too, alongside that.  I’ve decided it make it seasonal instead of monthly, collating images into Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn collections.  That may change again in the future – who knows? – but for now, it’s evolved into what it needs to be.

This was us, and all of our moments in between, throughout Spring…






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