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Our Summer Break in Photographs - My Photo-a-Day Mini Project
I had a busy summer coming up as the kids were due to finish school for their holidays. Weddings and family bookings were filling up my schedule and I knew that I'd have to commit a certain amount of time to preparing, shooting and editing (you know, "work"!). At the same time, I love the school holidays as I get to spend time with my kids doing things that we don't get around to in school weeks. We can go to bed later, get up a bit later, the weather is better (well, marginally...) and we don't have as many commitments or appointments. Freedom!!
So, to make sure that I valued the summer break and didn't let it skip by in a blink, I decided to document it with a photo-a-day project that I would post every day on Instagram. Let's face it, I'd pretty much be taking photographs every day anyway, so it didn't seem that big a demand. I struggled with editing and posting them fast enough towards the end of the summer (2 weddings in 3 days may be the reason for that!), but I completed the project and I can now look back on our summer and remember something about every day.
Now there's an element of normality in the house with the kids back at school. Peace has descended for a few hours a day, though I barely tick anything on my 'to-do' list before it's time to collect them. Looking forward to next summer already!