Living a Life

Some photographer friends and I are doing a monthly photo challenge. Our theme for this “Living a Life” series is this quote:


“Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.” 

― Mary Oliver

As a mother of two girls, not much is sweeter than when they play together and love each other! These two were playing around being silly and I just sat back and watched through my camera. I have had someone tell me to put down my camera and just enjoy the moment, but for me I often find that with my camera in hand, I actually notice more special moments than without it. I guess it helps me focus more on the present when I am trying to capture it. And I have never regretted any photos I’ve taken of my kids. Even when I’ve taken hundreds in a day! 😉 I love these photos because, to me, they show the relationship between these two perfectly – the facial expressions and the way my oldest is always trying to entertain her baby sister, and the way her baby sister looks at her.  So here are my “Living a Life” photos for this month:







To view the posts of the other ladies taking part, visit their blogs using the links below!


  1. rhonda says:

    ah you know I love the light that is in your living room with those great windows! Super cute girls and Im the same – with my camera it helps me to stop and SEE those moments more and I end up with pictures of my kids. Thats a win win. 😉

  2. Erin says:

    So cute! They really seem to enjoy each others company. I love the couch head stands, they are common at our house too!

  3. brooke snow says:

    such fun shots! I love their sibling love 🙂 And the fancy moves on the couch 🙂

  4. naomi says:

    nothing better than sibling love! These are adorable 🙂

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