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The Home Life Project {February 2017}

Wow, I cannot believe I’ve already taken part in my second month of The Home Life Project (hosted by Clare). We’re a little late to the party again this month as we were away from home last week, house hunting in Bristol.

It was a slow, chilled out family day as often is the case at the weekend. We didn’t do much except take a trip to the cinema and then head back home to relax for the rest of the day.

I still feel like I’m fighting a losing battle against the crappy winter lighting (or lack thereof) but hey, Spring is in sight. There are still a few photos here that I’m proud of and I am so glad I’ll have them to look back on.

Date photos were taken: Sunday 12th February 2017

Camera used: Canon G7X

Edited using: VSCO App

I woke up and pulled back the curtains to see the houses outside dusted in snow. It’s been snowing for a few days here in Suffolk but until now it hadn’t settled.

Well, at least somebody gets a lay in!

Trying to think of a non-self-deprecating caption for this photo. I can’t so I’ll move on…

Ahh, Sunday mornings… waking up slowly to the sweet sound of you daughter playing the… oh no wait. This toy sounds HIDEOUS.

My second ‘reflection’ photo of the day. I feel I’m cheating a little by using a mirror but look… cute baby!!

Heidi the snow dog.

Daddy and daughter snuggles. And a less than flattering photo of my hubby’s giant feet.

Remember last month I said I hoped our ‘For Sale’ sign would be a ‘Sold’ one in February’s photos? Hurrah!

A family trip to the cinema to see Trolls.

Unfortunately I didn’t take many photos during the latter half of the day. I was so exhausted from night feeds that I went to have an afternoon nap with Elowen and the next thing I knew we woke up at dinner time! But whatcha gonna do? My aim next month is to stay awake the whole day! ;)

Post-nap snuggles with Elowen.

A game of pirates before bedtime.

Goodnight!

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I’d love to know which photo is your favourite from this month’s bunch?

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The Home Life Project {January 2017}

I took part in Claire’s brilliant Home Life Project last January and had every intention of taking part each month. Except I didn’t, and I really am kicking myself about that. Since then a lot has happened, most notably- we have a new member of the family! We are now a family of four after welcoming our gorgeous girl Elowen into the world back in November.

This year brings with it even more big changes for us (we don’t do things by halves). Our house is currently up for sale as we’re planning to move down South. Stephen will be working remotely for the company he currently works at. And I’ll be back living closer to family and friends – the support network I’ve been lacking for the last few years. Exciting times ahead!

With all this in mind, I am even more determined to take part in this project for the rest of the year. I want to capture our beautiful, ordinary and mundane moments in what will be our last few months in this house. The house we brought our first child home to and where I gave birth to our second. Equally, I’m excited to capture snippets of our lives as we settle into our new home. (Wherever that ends up being!)

Date photos were taken: Saturday 14th January 2017

Camera used: Canon G7X

Edited using: VSCO App

I wake up to find that Stephen is already downstairs with Jasmine. I feed Elowen and then enjoy some post-milk sleepy snuggles with my littlest lady. I’m soaking up that baby smell. I never thought I could love a photo where I have messy, greasy hair so much. But I really love this photo.

It’s not long before the peace is disturbed. Jasmine climbs into bed and hides under the covers. She is a bundle of energy this morning.

I went to have a shower. It got hijacked. Left her to it. (She’s ‘cleaning the window’ with Daddy’s shower gel!)

At 10am we have a potential buyer coming to view our house. We spare them the chaos and head out for a walk so they can view the house in peace. I really hope that come next month, when I take part in the next Home Life Project weekend, this will be a ‘Sold’ sign.

Elowen is dressed for the cold weather. And yes, she always looks this petrified.

It was super chilly outside but we enjoyed the glorious sunshine.

My Tribe. :)

Tummy time. Nailed it!

Clearly all that tummy time was tiring work. E falls asleep on the sofa and is sparko for several hours.

Smush! ❤❤❤

Stephen goes food shopping. Elowen is still asleep. Jasmine asks to play with her train set so we have a bit of mummy/daughter time.

Watching ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for the millionth time since Christmas.

Bedtime stories with Daddy. Jasmine’s clearly knackered as she lays there quietly listening to the story. (She normally talks over us!) The soft toy pile at the end of the cot seems to be growing bigger every day. I’m pretty sure I can see some of her baby sister’s toys in there. The scamp!

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So there we have it, my first set of Home Life photos of the year! There’s plenty of room for improvement and I did the best I could with the rubbish lighting (let’s face it, this time of year sucks for indoor photography). I’m already looking forward to next month!

I’d love to know which photo is your favourite from this month’s bunch?

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The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}

I’m joining in with Clare’s (Maybush Studio) new ‘Home Life Photography Project’. As soon as I read this post detailing the project, I knew I wanted to take part. I’m always striving to try and take better photos and I personally find candid, every day family life the most interesting subject to photograph.

I must admit, sharing these photos makes me feel quite vulnerable. I’m inviting you into our home to see our cluttered corners, our messy hair (and in my case, make-up-less face), our scruffy clothes and many other less than flattering aspects of our home life! You know, the bits we normally try to hide. ;)

Date photos were taken: Sunday 3rd January 2016

Camera used: Canon G7X

Filters used: VSCO Cam 01

This Sunday was about as ordinary as it gets for us. The last day of the weekend is usually dedicated to ‘chores’ – cleaning out the guinea pig cage, dusting and vacuuming throughout the whole house, meal planning for the week ahead – that kind of stuff. All pretty mundane.

There’s a bit of repetition in this collection because I couldn’t decide between a few of the similar photos. Hopefully with your feedback, I’ll get better at the selection process!

The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}

The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}
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The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}
The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}
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The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}
The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}

The Home Life Photography Project {January 2016}

Initially, I didn’t intend for these photographs to be in black and white. But after playing around with the first few shots and realising a B&W filter masks the bad lighting (it was hideously grey day), I stuck with it.

Which photo is your favourite?

Please leave any constructive criticism in the comments. As I mentioned earlier, I am trying to improve my photography so I really appreciate your feedback.

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