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10 on 10: January

This year I've decided to participate in two monthly photography projects along with some of the other members of Bloom, a photography forum I'm part of.   The first of these projects is a 10 on 10:  Ten photos taken during one day or event, documenting that day or event, and posted on the tenth of the month.  Everyone's entries are posted in a blog circle- you can follow the links from blog to blog and see everyone's contribution. (And WELCOME! to any of you who might have come here from Rachel McCalley Photography!)

 I decided to use the 10 on 10 in January to document a typical day now that I'm a full-time stay at home mom.  A few caveats:  I neglected to take any photos of the morning which was spent at the pediatrician as it was a rather negative experience (more on that in another upcoming post).  I also neglected to notice that my camera was set on jpeg instead of raw (perhaps a child was messing with my settings?  Am not sure what happened as I haven't shot in jpeg in YEARS) and I also decided to challenge myself and use a wide angle adapter that's been collecting dust in my camera bag on my 35mm lens (it's just a cheapie little thing that changes things up a bit- you can notice the distortion it causes in some of the photos).  My final caveat is that I played around with my post processing a bit more than usual.  Ultimately, I had a lot of fun doing this and got some images that really capture our every day life...

11:05 AM:  Eliza 


11:19 AM:  LP Eating Lunch at our Play Date


11:21 AM:  My Dear Friend Loving on my Baby Girl


11:47 AM:  A Momentary Lull in Running Around Like Maniacs


2:22 PM:  Self Portrait


2:47 PM:  At Rest


6:56 PM:  A Family Game of Star Wars Angry Birds Before Bed


7:18 PM:  A Bedtime Story


7:24 PM:  Sleep Tight


7:27 PM:  Brushing Teeth


7:34 PM:  In Bed


Your next stop is Heather Robinson's site- she's in Durham, NC which is on my list of places to check out some day!


  1. Hehehe... my kids are big fans of Star Wars Angry Birds as well. Glad to "meet" you!

  2. What a beautiful moment you've captured in "A Bedtime Story!" so sweet!

  3. Loved looking through these! My favorite is the bedtime story one. I would love a photo like that of me and my little ones reading together. Just need to get around to buying a remote!!

  4. Welcome to the group! I agree, I love the bedtime story image…so sweet! And looks like a great day! :)

  5. Love the kids all lined up on the couch...some days you take what you can get, right? So glad you've joined the group. 2013 will be great!

  6. Ha! I love those shots of the kids on the couch and playing Angry Birds. The snuggling at bedtime one is just awesome! I need to get a remote!

  7. I so love the one of your and your sweet baby reading and wish I had one like that from when mine were still able to fit in my arms! It's always been one of my most favorite things to do with them. Looking forward to spending this year with you!

  8. Eliza is just BEAUTIFUL! Looks like you had an eventful day!!! Great shots!


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