5th December 2013
It has been ages since i have updated on my project. Though I have not been as actively doing this project i am still now and again take photos with my girls. here are a few when my diva² was only 2 months old
Both My girls has the same lines that makes an “M” on their hands i did the same photo with my first diva when she was just a few days old.
As i take weekly bump photos my diva decided she will help me take photo of my bump. How i wish we had local suppliers that made rugged child cameras. Would love to see the world from her view.We had car trouble and we could go to school and work so me and my little diva had a mommy daughter day at home.
Its so rare that my diva curls up with me on the couch as she is always a busy bee. so when she did today i grabbed my camera to capture it.
It was Dh’s Birthday and we spend the Sunday afternoon interacting with gentle giants.
The photos taken of me i have to confess dh took the camera to show i was there too. The one of dh and me, I put at the end of the table to get a snap. My diva was a bit headstrong and refused to join us in a family picture. But its nice to have photos of just dh and me as we hardly have photos together.
On Friday we all drove to work together so i thought this the perfect opportunity to rope dh into our project. I wanted a photo of me dropping our diva at creche. So from Inside the car dh took this photo.
My diva has become so clingy the last few weeks. I think she is sensing the bending change that will be happeneing in about 2months. The arrival of her baby sister. and i realise that in these next few months i would have to spend as much time as possible with her. So i have been drastically scaling down my photoshoots and spending my quality time with her. This weekend we spend a whole afternoon doing puzzles.What made this such an awesome time together. I let her help take the photos. I set up the tripod and settings set it on Manual focus and showed her where to press. I didnt have a second camera to take her so my crappy cell phone camera had to do.She had so much fun pressing the button and running to be in the shot. This is one of the photo’s she ended up taking.
Its so hard to get dh involved but I managed to capture this lazy Sunday infront of the tv.
Just spending a lazy Sunday afternoon with my little princess. We are really loving our little project.I was doing an event this past weekend and since it started late i had some minutes to kill and i captured these few of me.
I am very self conscious as i do not have a super model body so would rather be behind the camera than in front but have seen how this could mean hardly any photos with my diva. So hoping that this project will help me get over some of my hang ups and show my diva and future diva that i was there too, enjoying life with the. Even though my dh said its staged moments.
I take weekly baby bump photos to keep a diary, so this week I incorporated my diva into the photo. I’m 25weeks in this one.During this pregnancy and the last my feet got very swollen so thought i’d take a photo of them. and i couldn’t resist in having my little divas tootsies next to mine.This is during Bathtime. I dont get alot of chances to do bathtime as me and DH has an arrangement, who ever is home first cooks and the other takes care of bathtime. So as I’m always home first and cooks DH does bath time. So on the weekends I love doing bathtime with my Diva.On Sunday After my photo shoots we spend a lazy day at home and me and my diva felt like being silly pulling funny faces. And what week would be complete without taking a few photos of my little diva.
Last year i was starting a project ” because i was there 2″. I wanted to include myself with my family more but someway along the line the project fell off the wagon as I had to much on my plate. But i have been so inspired by this blog to start up this project and want to be in full swing come May 2013 when my new diva² arrive. as I was looking through my first diva’s baby photos i’m in only a few photos. Most of them in my newborn shoot which was done by another photographer.
So this weekend I tried it and my goodness but it is hard. i never worked so hard in my life to get a single perfect shot. The running to and from the camera with preggie belly was absolutely tiring. But i know it might be hard in the begining but i’m sure it will get easier as time goes by. But note to self: Get a remote trigger.
I’ll start off with atleast piccies on the weekend and work myself up to daily “because I was there too” photos.
In this photo we went to a party at a farm venue where i was trying to get a photo of me holding the bucket of feed and my diva periodically coming to get the feed to feed the pigs, ducks and bunnies.