WARNING:   If you suffer from OCD or have a severe aversion to massive amounts of clutter, just move on by.   You don’t want to see this….

A few weeks ago I posted about how I’m trying to set aside my insecurities and *really* photograph my children and my life.   I found that it is much harder than I thought.  But instead of wishing that I had an assortment of great lenses, I’m just trying to work with what I have and improve at documentary-style family photography.

Here’s my girls first day of preschool.  Hope you enjoy them!

(disclaimer #2:  these were shot in very low light with an exorbitantly high ISO and a lens that doesn’t go below 4.5 for an aperture.  so please forgive the grainy, not-super-sharp photos.  I’m saving up for some new glass!)

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good morning! bright light!

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a daily ritual: waving bubye to daddy. (I’m usually included, holding baby boy.)

waking up

waking up

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fast and easy? frozen mini-pancakes. Thanks Aunt J.

craziness in the girls' room

craziness in the girls’ room

he's still new to walking, so he's doing that mummy/frankenstein shuffle mostly

he’s still new to walking, so he’s doing that mummy/frankenstein shuffle mostly

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silliness in the nursery

a sweet shot

a sweet shot

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the last two years we’ve done photos in front of that ugly door, so why stop now?

goofy....

goofy….

and goofier... yup, not a single shot where they looked right at the camera and smiled perfectly.

and goofier… yup, not a single shot where they looked right at the camera and smiled perfectly.

in step

in step

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is it illegal to drive and take photos at the same time? (disclaimer: we were at a red light.)

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prayers before school

aaaaaannnd a couple more posies for posterity

aaaaaannnd a couple more posies for posterity

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she shouldn’t be allowed to give me this look for at least 5 more years, right?

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greeted daily by the school director.

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hmmmm….

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getting to know Ms. D (camera right)

getting to know Ms. D (camera right)

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last shot – she found the babies and the kitchen. she’s all set.

 

Amanda Myers is a portrait photographer in Duluth, GA.  She specializes in maternity, newborn and baby photography, family photography, and high school senior portraits.