Saturday, December 10, 2011

sacramento photographer | 10 on 10: December

There is something infinitely beautiful about everyday life. It's the small & simple things that make us who we are . . . the small & simple choices that add up, one on top of the other, until our values & priorities are defined. Slowing down & capturing our lives as they are instead of just showing the "pretty" or idealized moments, gives us a glimpse of what is truly important to us. It offers the opportunity to see beauty all around us, even in the seemingly mundane moments.

This 10 on 10 project gives me the chance to capture life as it really is. Time moves so quickly, & before we know it, it has disappeared with so many intimate & precious moments lost with it. 

Here's the gist:
10 photographers take
10+ photographs spaced over
10 hours of a single day
posted on the 10th of each month  


8:00 am - unhappy start to the day. Will was throwing a tantrum while in & then out of the shower.

9:00 am - Will watched neighbors through the bathroom window. he saw a woman walking past & kept shouting "Grandma!" over & over. what made it so great was that she was a different ethnicity than his grandmother - they looked nothing alike. :)
Will played with his truck in my bathtub while I finished getting ready for the day.

10:00 am - Ruby got a bath in the kitchen sink.

11:00 am - play time - seeing the typical mess in my family room & then seeing the reminder to "Keep Calm and Carry On" makes me laugh. this picture sums up a lot of my afternoons, & I love it.

12:00 pm - snuggled with Ruby after her lunch

1:00 pm - met daddy for lunch at Chic-fil-A.

2:00 pm - stopped at the grocery store. Will kept finding random goodies to throw in the cart. he's a sucker for chocolate milk.

3:00 pm - our Christmas elf came to stay with us over the holidays. Will decided on the name "Elfie" - original, huh?

4:00 pm - Will & I made jam thumbprint cookies for a babyshower I went to later that night.

5:00 pm - finished the baking & enjoyed our yummy treats.

Go check out the other 10 on 10's, starting with the talented Julie Anders.  

10 comments:

  1. Love these and your words! So glad to be doing this together! I can tell we'd be fast friends!!!! Hugs!

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  2. Oh you are eloquent in your writing...so jealous! And you are in TWO pictures with your children!! I just love the first image and how you caught from the other side of the door...I'm sorry he wasn't happy :( but you will just LOVE this someday when you think of those years when your children are little. Nice job!!

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  3. What a wonderful set of photos! I absolutely love the one of you & Ruby...um, gorgeous much! Oh and you make me feel so much more sane with the photo of your living room. Mine looks almost the exact same most days and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! Love the moodiness of the first image too. Looking forward to a year of photo projects with you! Are we crazy for doing this one and the 52? :)

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  4. Love love love them all. So sweet and love your Ruby:) what a doll.I love that you took pics of you and Will baking. Isn't that the best times. He's such a doll.

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  5. Adorable! Love your sons feet in the tub!! Very cute. My son named our elf elfie as well! Great work getting in the photos! I love now knowing what you look like (face to name).

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  6. These are all great, Liz! I am so excited for you and I think you'll do great!!

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  7. Liz, what a wonderful set of photos! I love the feet in the bathtub- and his reflection in the hardware, and big brother helping to bathe little sister! And it just warmed my heart to see you and Ruby... my little one is too squirmy for that now but how I miss those peaceful snuggle moments. Also, I may be making myself one of those "keep calm" signs...

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  8. What adorable children you have! These are such special moments to capture -- you've extraordinary in the ordinary. :)

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  9. I can't decide which pic is my favorite. I especially love, love, love the one of you and Will using the mixer. And the one of him crying is so funny and cute (is that mean?). And I love the one of you and Ruby, and her feet, and . . .

    Ruby is getting so chubby. Her little naked arms look so soft - I can't wait to get my hands on her in January!

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  10. Liz!!! I will try anonymous and then see if my wordpress works, but wanted to tell you that I LOVEEEEEE YOUR 10-10. I really enjoy when photog appear in the pictures!!! Love the crying, the dirt on the windows and the reflect of your little on in the bathtub. In other words, you captured so well your day. Every little detail. so beautiful!!!! =) Congrats for that gorge family you have! =)

    <3 Cris
    www.crisstephensphotography.com

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