"kids were here" may edition

We are a group of passionate photographers who are setting out to document details of evidence that Kids Were Here. It is a fabulous idea introduced by the very talented and creative Ketti Photography. KIDS WERE HERE has been getting some buzz and has highlighted in some awesome places: DEFINE SCHOOL and SESAME ELLIS BY RACHEL DEVINE

"These still life images serve as a daily reminder that my days are awash in chaos, whimsy, laughter and laundry (sometimes all at once). They capture toys and spills and puddles and piles. Sentimental, solitary moments of childhood ephemera. A gentle prodding to live in the now and stop looking toward the “then.” And though sometimes I pray for clean and quiet and still, I know all too well it will come. And I will yearn for tiny shrieks of laughter in my bedroom. For toys and loveys strewn about. For signs of a daily life well lived. For traces of my babies who once were. For reminders that Kids Were Here–and they were life and light and love." - Stephanie Beaty 

I don't think I could put my feelings about this project or these images I am capturing any better than the above quote. Expressing myself through my words is not  my best talent! I can say that I am so grateful for the perspective this project is giving me. I can't say that every-time something is spilled, destroyed, broken, dumped out, or undone, I first think of the messes as cute little evidences that my "kids were here", but it has helped me to think of them that way more often. It puts it all in perspective and be more present with my kids. That's something I am constantly working on with them...to just "be" and enjoy all of it. They are growing fast and even though somedays it feels like it will be like this forever...I know it won't! So enjoy the second installment of "kid's were here"! Don't forget to visit the KIDS WERE HERE  website to see all the other fabulous perspectives!

Summer Murdock Photography

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