Month 8 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 have created a monthly photo project- of our OWN children.
Our goal is to document the little things we want to remember, as childhood is so fleeting.
So….you may not know this about me, but I am a fan of shaggy hair on boys. I just love shaggy hair, tousled hair, messy hair…
I think it’s just such a sweet, whimsical part of childhood. Now, many of my ahem, extended family members have been asking for a LONG time now “When are you going to cut the baby’s hair??”
While I do really like shaggy hair, I will admit that my main reluctance and postponing of this big event, is that I was just not really ready for it….I am not ready for my “baby” to stop looking like a baby. As I KNEW once we cut his hair, it would be another chapter closing. But, with summer here, and the heat, the time had come.
So I did ONE last little photoshoot to document his hair.
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this image. I’ve already ordered it as a canvas for my wall!
Okay- so the time had come, and off to Kids Hair we went. First we waited till it was out turn. Yes his hair was long…
Then- the inevitable first cut…..you can really see how much they chopped!
His siblings looked on…
The hair dryer was traumatic- thank goodness for his sister who sang him a song
All done!! Sucker in mouth and headed right to the door…
BEFORE and AFTER