I read a few blogs regularly (just like you religiously read Mum the Photographer, right?!), and one of these is Jill Krause’s Baby Rabies. I love her honest approach (as in Mother’s Day Sucked, PPA Sucks) and her photos are devine. They are everyday gorgeous! Recently she challenged her readers to a photography challenge to show their “Slice of Perfect in our Messy Reality” and I really wanted to join in … but life happened; we went to Melbourne, it was Quinn’s birthday, we renoed the kitchen, a ridiculously small bone was broken that threw us into a bit of chaos … so I missed the deadline.
But Jill’s post resonated so much with me that I really wanted to share it with you too. While we talk about “clearing the clutter” I like her positive tone of photographing a slice of perfect in a messy reality. To quote her ” there’s a pile of laundry to my left, and a sink full of dishes to my right. I just happened to crop them out of the picture”. Yep, that is me to a tee.
Jill gives you lots of tips to achieve a slice of perfect … and I’ve shown you my favourite below. I often shoot from above so that the mess on the kids level is cropped out.
I obviously don’t have one of those designer office spaces I see on so many blogger’s sites. I really should clean those cords up!! It makes for a very distracting background in a photo … but shooting from above is … well, my slice of perfect.
Thank you Jill for your great work at Baby Rabies. You make me smile, nod in agreeance, and make me want to give you a hug.