Day in the Life on Capitol Hill | Washington DC Family Photographer
Holy Moly. Turns out I haven't blogged all year. That's a big marketing no, no. But wait, I was pregnant, had a baby and I've been working on keeping her alive while running a business. So I'm going to go ahead and give myself a break! I also feel compelled to tell you that these photos are two years old! Connor is 3 now! 3! How the heck did that happen? I didn't realize how quickly time moves until my daughter was born. (For about 15 years everyone in my life that I see on a regular basis has looked the same. Grown ups!) Bring a kid into your life and suddenly you look back at photos from the spring and you (and by that I mean me) are like, "Holy Shit. How did I not notice this was happening?!
A Day in the Life. They are freaking magical. They are incredibly normal. But there's magic in the everyday that you might not notice. One of the biggest benefits I've gotten from being a Washington DC Family Photographer is the ability to notice that things are actually really funny when shit is hitting the fan. That things are sweet and beautiful when my daughter gets hurt and we are comforting her. And the weirdness. Kids are so weird. Why do you keep throwing your favorite stuff animal overboard? You are going to miss it!!!! I really truly cannot wait until our Day in the Life. A record of all the hard work, exhausting bad ass parenting and who knows what else that day will bring.
On this day we road bikes around DC. I was pretty scared because I had never ridden a road bike before. I wasn't wearing a helmet. I was attempting to photograph at traffic lights. I'm a total klutz so I could see bad things happening. But oh was it worth the risk. Biking is this family's THING. And what a perfect way to get around DC!
My favorite moment of the day was when Jen and Sean took Connor for his first haircut. Everyone at the shop was so excited to see them. The stylist was a master at cutting a crying toddler's hair. He was so friendly. Mom did an amazing job comforting Connor and Dad rounded off the teamwork with a pouch and saved the day!
I can't forget about Charlie. He is a BIG part of Connor's newborn shoot. He's the first kid and Connor's protector. He came upstairs for naptime, bedtime and bathtime. A first!
This was such a great day and has been such a treat to relive as I put this blog together. I'm going to have to keep this up! I hope you have either enjoyed this stream of consciousness writing or that you just skipped to the pictures. My kid has taught me that perfection is a waste of time and I just need to get things done. So if you see a typo, let me know because I can't reread this because my kid just woke up from her nap!
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