Wednesday, August 29, 2012

sakura bloom: sling diaries: FUN

as a documentary photographer, i am drawn to the details-the faces and things that i see in the familiar and the unfamiliar. i love taking on a new challenge and photographing according to a specific theme. it's what i've done for years. i've had various gallery exhibits of specific bodies of work. it's really fun for me.

so when leigh invited me to participate in the sakura bloom sling diaries, i was really excited to explore a new avenue of documentation with my baby. especially since my pregnancy was so completely documented.

we've had so much fun participating in the sling diaries these past 6 months. it's been an awesome way to chronicle emerson's growth.

this month my baby turned ONE! we had a lovely backyard celebration in honor of him. what fun it is to be parents to such a sweet little boy!

we held his birthday party in my parents back yard. here are a few pics from the celebration.

for the record: we DID NOT plan to all match by wearing stripes. i swear it happened on accident... and i honestly didn't realize that it happened till the end of the party. my mind and attentions were elsewhere. i had actually put emerson in something different, but he needed a change of clothes and so this is what britton put him in. funny.

it was such a fun party and it's been a fun year. we make choices daily that affect our lives either for good or for bad. choosing to wear my little boy has been one of the best choices which i have made for good. he has seen and experienced so much of the world with his heart right next to mine- right where it belongs.

no matter where i go, or what i'm wearing, my sakura bloom sling always compliments my style. i seem to receive compliments wherever i go, and there's often an inquiry as to where i obtained "such a beautiful sling."

we have traveled to and from, explored the red rocks of southern utah, moved to a new city, visited aviaries, museums, and parks. we have gone swimming, hiking, for walks, exploring, played pool, shopping, to the market, etc... and we have done it all with emers in the sling.

we have a connection, a bond. he trusts me and knows that i love him. he's always close enough to kiss. he tells me when he wants something and communicates with me. his sign language skills expand daily and since he's so close we can whisper secrets to one another throughout the day.

this is his story. he comes from two parents who love him and who love each other. we are a family. we will always stick together.

here are a handful of moments from the past 6 months as we have journeyed with emers in-tow.

1 comment:

  1. looks like an awesome first birthday for your little man! I love that you all accidentally matched :)