“What December Looks Like” | Lifestyle Project 2013

Lifestyle: the way a person lives

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Photography: The art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs

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Lifestyle Photography: The art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs of the way a person/people live

This is what drew me to become a photographer.  I wanted to capture life.  The way my family lives.  The moments that make up life.  I didn’t become a photographer so I could capture what my family looks like.  I have plenty of those pictures.   I wanted to capture and freeze and document life, the good, the bad, the mundane, the extraordinary, the messy, the clean, the highs and the lows to create a complete and honest picture of life.   I wished that fly on the wall had  a camera and could document our early morning blurry-eyed breakfast rush and our bantering and bickering and debating at the dinner table.  Unfortunately that fly on the wall has no photography skills so the task falls on me.  Of course I tend to pick up my camera when something “good” happens and am reluctant to snap away during the challenging times.  But this year I resolve to document more honestly and consistently.  And somehow incorporate a little videography at the same time.

That’s why I’m thrilled to continue this lifestyle project from last year because some months it’s the one motivation I have to pick up my camera and document my own family, especially during the holiday rush when the last thing I want is to edit more pictures.  I am beyond honored to continue this project with many of the crazy talented photographers from last year as well as some  equally talented new friends.  I hope you pop in every month for a little glimpse into our lives.  There are bound to be smiles and tears as our oldest prepares to head off to college later in the year.

To start off 2013, I’ve documented some of the moments that made up our December.  When you’ve reached the end of this post, I hope you will continue through our circle by following the links.  You’re sure to be inspired by the talent in our beautiful group.

Please head on over for a beautiful peek into the life of  Shalonda Chaddock of chubby cheek photography l tomball tx child & family photographer.

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