This year for Halloween my mom had the great idea for the kids to be a tortoise and a hare. You wouldn’t even need to see them to know who was who. It ended up being a very cute idea. Micah was very proud of his costume, and Ezra just fit the tortoise profile very well. Although, he’s stuck whether or not he’s on his back or his stomach. It was too cold to go out this year, so we stayed inside and played as a family. Micah even had a little hip hop dance party.
I have been wanting to just take more pictures of everyday life. Nothing glamorous. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing particularly artsy. Just normal life as I experience it each day. Today is Halloween. It’s cold. It was snowing earlier. But mommy is home and hanging out with us today. Here are some pictures. I may be taking more of these sorts of shots in the future.
It’s also a chance to finally start taking pictures and processing them in ways that I like. The photography world is a very opinionated one. But I am learning to do things the way I like to do them, and not listen so much to the opinions of other people. I am comfortable with my technical abilities now, and so it is more about developing my own sense of photography style. Some might not like my style, but that’s ok. In the end, these pictures are for me. This is a process, and I am inviting you on my journey as I continue to to understand my own style as a photographer.
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Micah dressed up as an elephant this year for Halloween. He was by far the cutest elephant I’ve ever seen. Here are a number of pictures from the night.