Month 9 of my Life Stories Project. Life Stories Project? See MONTH 1 for the full story.
The gist of the project, is myself along with some fellow photographers are doing a monthly photo project- of our OWN children.
Our goal- to document the little things we want to remember, as childhood is so fleeting.
And fleeting it is… my babies are turning 10 in a short 10days. A new decade. I honestly can’t believe it.
This, is my girl. My only girl. Lovingly referred to as “The Princess” around our home. She is a kind, sweet, loving, funny, spunky girl.
Now she, of all my children, is the one who LEAST likes to be photographed. I dare say she hates it sometimes.
As a child of a photographer, it’s a common occupational hazard.
So I knew my best bet was to let her run the show. So she did.
While the photographs are mine, the styling- from dress, to her hair, to location, to items that will appear……all her.
My job was to just let her shine. And shine she did.
The location- a field of flowers- with plenty of room for her to roam and explore…
Very much HER. On both accounts. Thankfully moreso the one on the right, although her brothers probably see the left face more.
But most of all, what she loves MOST. Is to read.
READ READ READ READ READ
The book, Harry Potter of course, her favorite. She’s read them all 4 times.
The quilt- something she loves to curl up on the couch with, and also very meaningful to me.
This quilt was made by my grandmother- and as a true scrap quilt, contains pieces of fabric from 3 generations.
Some fabric from my grandmothers clothing, some from my mom, and some from me, when I was a wee child.
In the quilt there is even fabric from my childhood quilt, which The Girl now has on her own bed.
My mom gave this quilt to me when I first moved into my own home, and it’s a treasure to me.
The fact that it’s also The Girl’s favorite, makes me smile.
She loves to explore in nature- often with a backpack in hand to collect her findings, if we let her she’d go far and wide.
She’s my girl