personal :: day in the life, february 2017 edition

I've found that periodically photographing an entire day of my own life helps keep my documentary eye and skills sharp. It also helps me to see my family, home, and life from a fresh perspective, usually refreshing my gratitude. 

Since I've been on a break from shooting professionally since Maeve's birth, I thought doing a DITL would be a good way to break in the camera again. 

This post actually only contains images from the first HALF of an ordinary Thursday in early February. I decided to stop at the 1 pm mark because otherwise this post would be unbearably long and quite possibly boring for most of you. :)

On this particularly Thursday we opted out of our usual activities (a mama bible study for me, work for Tim) in order to mark our dear friend Coop's birthday with a celebratory lingering brunch, so you'll see him and his wife, Charis (who is also my album designer and the one you should praise if you like your album, dear clients) and their daughter, Lois in these photos as well. 

As it turns out, I also did a DITL in February of LAST year (2016). It's so fun to look back and see how much has changed in a year, including the addition of a whole other PERSON to our family!