The Bedtime Crazies

I know what you’re thinking:  Photos of your kids again?

I can’t help myself.

I decided to take this month off from photoshoots because I wanted to catch up on back-end stuff, like marketing and updating my websites.  But instead, I find myself yearning for subjects to photograph.  And if you’re following my blog, you know what I mean!  I’ve taken photos of rocks, weeds, vines, anything!  Ridiculous, I know.

Sometimes I challenge myself by finding ‘art’ in something simple, mundane, or unattractive, like a truck!  But right now, I’m snap happy with my camera just because I love it.  No challenges necessary.  I do think it’d be fun to join or to start a Photography Club where a bunch of us photographers go around once a month and take photos together.  We could have a challenge for that day and then share our favorite photos on a blog.  It’s amazing to see all the different perspectives people have from looking at the same things!  (If you’re a photographer in the East Bay and you’re interested, contact me!)

So Ian got a baby robe from Auntie Esther = A photo opp.  And there are still a dozen red heart balloons all over the house from Lawrence’s birthday = Another photo opp.

(By the way, according to Lawrence, he turned 29…again.  It has been a repeat birthday for 9 years now!)

The kids go nuts with the balloons.  I mean NUTS!  I am starting to regret buying so many balloons.  I am having a “What was I thinking?” moment.

So I took some photos of the kids after bathtime tonight.  They were really wound up for some reason.  I call this The Bedtime Crazies!

Melia “wearing glasses”.

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Ian in his fuzzy robe from Aunt Esther.  (He pushed his stool from another room, so he could reach the bathroom counter!)

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The glazed-over look from being tired.  (I like his furled brow here.  That is from his dad!)

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Ian brought a bunch of balloons into Melia’s bed.

I love that you can only see his face and that he is looking up at the balloons.  It’s one of my favorite photos from tonight.

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My naked kids.

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This is my other favorite photo from the night.

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Ready to read bedtime stories.

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I experimented with a “Lomo” camera effect.  I love the look of classic film cameras.  I just don’t like dealing with film (buying, developing).

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Time for me to retire.  Good night!

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