This project has become an adventure for my entire family. I love sharing the art of photography and my passion for exploring and creating with my children!
Olivia and I were headed to dinner when I saw this windmill in the sunset and quickly pulled over. We ran across 6 lanes of traffic and onto the driveway of a lovely farm house… she thought I was crazy for suddenly parking and running, was worried that I was trespassing, and then had suggestions for how I could take the photo. At our final destination we laughed at our unexpected adventure, looked at the photos together, and Olivia was genuinely excited to see what I created.
This picture is in my top 10 favorites so far this year, and I plan to print it for a gallery wall I’m designing. But better then the picture is the experience I had creating it!
I often get to the end of a long workday and realize I still need to take my picture for the day. This has challenged me to play with low light. So after picking up Miles & Pierce from school, we drove to the freeway and parked in an empty lot near an overpass. I answered what felt like a hundred questions about why we were walking, where we were going, and why did I want to take pictures of the cars, but when we were centered on the bridge they thought it was amazing to be above the cars.
They’ve asked to repeat this adventure too many times to keep count!
Searching in every environment for something I can photograph has changed the way I experience my life. Somehow everything matters a little more, and I believe it’s because I’m more present.