In the hustle and bustle of life I find it far too easy to set down my camera when I’m not working…I’m sure any professional photographers reading this can relate! It’s nice every now and again to pick up my camera and shoot *just because* without any pressure or expectations attached to the images. As my kids get older it’s also become increasingly important to me to capture details and memories so that someday my boys can look at these images and remember the story of their childhood. So, I made it a personal goal to be more intentional with capturing images that tell our family story and spending more time working on personal photography projects. In her book, “The Sound of Paper”, Julia Cameron writes that working on such projects can inspire change in the way you approach your art form and transform your end result. I can safely say that this has been the case for me and as a result I’ve fallen in love with photography all over again.
Below are some images from just one of the photo projects I’ve completed this summer. My goal with this project was to capture my grandpa (a.k.a. “Popo”) working in his garden. I have so many memories from my childhood of working along side Popo in his garden and at 90 years old he still has his garden growing strong. I wrote about it on This Lunch Rox if you’d like to read more, but I thought I’d share the images here as well. I’m so happy to have these images of Popo and I know that years from now I’ll appreciate that I took the time to capture him doing what he loves most…gardening.