Here are the results from my April 2020 Documentary photo challenge I decided to do! Doing this brought me so much joy– I have already ordered a photo book with all of these images to go on a bookshelf in my living room so that these memories can be imagined over and over again as the years fade.
Doing this little project was a much needed treat during this break I am having from shooting for clients. As you all might know COVID-19 is causing my maternity leave to be a bit more extended than originally planned. I am grateful to be home with my babies during this crazy time in the world. I hope you enjoy taking a peek into our life. It is simple but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are so blessed and so grateful for the family and home God has given us. Being a stay at home, work from home mama, who also lives in the “middle of nowhere”, means this “quarantine” the world is experiencing honestly doesn’t look that much different in my day to day world…
However, there was something magical about this past month… I felt the contagious feeling that is going around that I can’t quite put my finger on… a little extra inspiration in the stillness (amidst the chaos…).
All around me (well, online) I have seen people slowing down and the nostalgia and joy many are finding while “stuck” at home… I have started my own sourdough starter from scratch and made many yummy treats with it, organized personal digital photos and prints from years past (including printing 2018 and 2019 year books, as well as Eden Grace a “first year” book, for our family to enjoy), cooked over the fire more times this month than we ever had living here almost two years, photographed my newborn, read the physical Bible more, and practiced film photography. All things I had to slow down and be intentional to do…
Though I will be so grateful when my work can pick back up, I think COVID-19 is teaching us all a profound lesson on who and what matter most.
There’s no place I would rather be than home with my family. <3