This year I have committed to photographing my own family a bit more in our daily lives and activities. Each week seems to speed by into oblivion and with it moments that my memory alone can not seem to retain. By purposing to document our mundane lives more, I hope to cement those moments in my mind for good. For me, a picture can jog a memory loose years and even decades later.

For Mother’s Day, I asked if we could head to the beach in the late afternoon and stay through sunset. Because we have young children, this is not something we often do, as it messes up the precariously balanced bedtime schedule. When this schedule is disturbed it leads to complete and total world destruction or at least really cranky kids and parents.

We stayed well beyond sunset and surprisingly enough, the world did not end with a bang or a whimper. The kids (and parents) were all right and I captured some images that will help us to relive this day far beyond what our mental capacities would allow.






Ferns of the Dune Region of Indiana’ R.M. Tryon, Jr.; The American Midland Naturalist; The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, Vol. 17 No. 1; January 1936

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