Common Everyday Blessings

"As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful."

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

This quote couldn't ring more true for me today.  After having my daughter a little over two years ago, I now see the world differently.  I live for the little moments. The common everyday blessings.  I worry that I will forget these moments all together.  In this world of #hustle and striving for success and "go, go, go" it often times leaves little room or time to stop, breath, take it all in.  To be honest, this makes me really sad. But, I'm just as guilty! I've challenged myself to take out my camera at least once a week to capture dress up time, bath time, snack time, any time really. Because when we look back, after those times are gone, what will we have?  The only thing more precious than time is who we spend it with, so let's spend it wisely and try to capture it and never forget it.

- Angela, Kindred Photography Workshops

I read a quote by John Kabat- Zinn recently that hit the nail on the head. It goes, "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little."  Just take a scroll through your camera roll of iPhotos and you might agree with me.  The big moments and special occasions do stand out of course, but they are a shallow representation of our lives. For me, it's all the little moments that become the sum total and leave their little, but big stamps on our hearts. They are little moments that are precious everyday blessings and leave big impressions. Impressions that run so deep their feelings are never forgotten. I've always yearned to have images that match those feelings and memories which is why I picked up a camera years ago when my oldest was a toddler. I wanted to have photographs of those little moments that would last. I love taking a few photos every once in a while so that we can sit down years from now to laugh and cry over all those little things that have left big impressions.

- Kacey, Kindred Photography Workshops

photos by  Kacey Gilpin

photos by Kacey Gilpin