Wow, almost one year later than I’d planned and hoped, here I am picking up the project that helped me fall in love with photographing everyday moments of my own family life again. I don’t take these pictures like I do when I’m shooting professionally. These are spontaneous everyday captures, ones where I often miss the moment because I just want to be in it rather than documenting it from outside. They are quick snap shots of our days, and I love them all the more for it.
I struggle with the darker months, as the night draws in earlier and earlier. We were creeping so slowly towards the shortest day and soon creeping ever so slowly out of it. I find lighting candles and playing my favourite albums on repeat is the best way forward to get through winter. And eating stews, and mash potato and all the carbohydrates. Warm tea is my friend, peppermint, early grey or ginger, I’m not fussy. Glasses of water rarely touch my lips in these cold months in preference of warming teas.
Here’s my month in pictures December. It feels like a lifetime ago, almost 12 whole months. But I remember it all like it was yesterday. These pictures help of course. Cosy days at home when the winter light cast yellow tones over our house, trips to the nurseries to swoon over their Christmas decorations, reading festive stories on my bed with the littlest, table dressing, light casting shadows, present opening, one of my favourite self portraits in my nightgown with Indie in my sisters amazing giant porthole mirror, reflections in the window and a winter walk with my family, before one year slipped into the next…x