Cloudy skies and rainy days are bad news for two people in particular: Photographers and Toddler Moms.
And I, my friends, have the extreme pleasure of being both!
So when the outdoors are a moist wasteland of gray heavens and gusting winds, I know that we are going to have to get creative!
As a photographer, I think it’s really important to pick up my camera every single day! Not only does it give me a chance to play around with different settings, but I also love giving my followers fresh content as much as I possibly can. That on top of being a work-at-home mom, rainy days are always a huge challenge! Have YOU ever tried to entertain a two-year-old all day… indoors… while also trying to run a business? Let me tell you, it is NOT for the faint of heart.
Isn’t she cute! This is from a previous blog on a really SWEET Southern Cafe that we got to visit!
You can read more about that one here!
But, my job is AMAZING and my daughter is… there are just no words. I love her so much that I can’t believe it! So, we decided to have a little fun and plant some flowers! It is Spring, after all!
Around Easter, Target usually has some really adorable seed starters! Adeline got this one as a gift, but you could also easily make it on your own with a paper egg carton! Everything you need is here!
- Egg Carton with Loose Soil
- Washi Tape
- Tooth Picks
- A Pen or Marker
I definitely wanted to make sure that I remembered what flowers we planted in each section, so I decided to make tiny little garden flags! It was super easy! You can get Washi Tape pretty much anywhere, but I’m fairly certain that I got these at Michaels. By just wrapping the Washi Tape around the toothpick and trimming the edges, I had a really simple, but super cute, Garden Marker.
Although, I will say, that having these was probably a lost cause, because a toddler planting seeds is pretty much just dumping the little things, letting them land as they will. I’m fairly certain many didn’t even make it into the carton. But that’s okay! Because we had a BLAST talking about the seeds, pressing them into the soil, and watering them so they would grow!
She was so proud of what she did that she wanted to look at them and water them for the rest of the day! So I got pretty lucky in the fact that this 15 minute activity turned into something that I could distract her with quite a few times!
Killing two birds with one stone was great, too. I love getting candid shots of my sweet little girl! I definitely want to remember her this way; so sweet and innocent, loving life and having fun! Especially when she’s 13 and I’m having a hard time remembering that she was ever sweet at all! (Kidding!)
But in all seriousness, candid images of your family living their lives are so special. They’re authentic, raw, and beautiful. Lifestyle photography is becoming a HUGE trend these days, and I am definitely a fan! You can check out some great lifestyle photos from various talented individuals here! If this looks like something you would want for you and YOUR family, I would love to speak with you a little more!
Head on over to my contact page! I can’t wait to meet you!