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Kids Were Here | One

I am thrilled to be collaborating with a group of passionate photographers who are documenting everyday details that show “Kids Were Here“. The group was inspired by a project by the lovely Ketti Photography. On a personal note, it is an ideal complement to my “#minismesses” iphone series on Instagram.

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.

See images from other artists and links to their web sites on the Kids Were Here blog on the first day of every month.

[I Love Mom and Dad]

[Moses Hearts Storm Trooper]

[For the Last Time, Where Are My Shoes?]

[Pillows. Piled.]

[Cow, Tipped]

[Scout’s Room on a Friday Afternoon]

  • ali deck - these are so great! love your curtains too! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Linsey Wilt - Awesome! Love that note, so precious!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Manco - that “I love mom and dad” just kills me. So glad to be a part of this group with you. Great photos!ReplyCancel

  • Charlaine Williams on Facebook - this is a fabulous project!ReplyCancel

  • shalonda - oh sweet stephanie…you obviously know how much i adore you, your family and your awe inspiring work…i just love each and every image girl!ReplyCancel

  • Summer Murdock - I think the tipped cow is my fav. Awesomeness.ReplyCancel

  • el - Awesome! Tipped cow is my fav for sure. Really great to meet you through this group!ReplyCancel

  • deanna mccasland - these are fantastic! love the first one! totally pulled at my heart strings. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Stacey - You have a beautiful perspective, and even more beautiful babies (even if all we see here is what they’ve left behind). Love you much, friend!!ReplyCancel

  • Lifeography: Modern Family Photography on Facebook - Thanks Charlaine Williams – it’s a fun departure from the norm!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Dear Stephanie. I love these ALL. Of course, the first one melts my heart. So, so grateful to be doing this project with you. You have been such an inspiration for a while now. Your work is so beautifully real. XOReplyCancel

  • Sara Garcia - Stephanie! Wow – these are all fabulous. That first image is so sweet…I cannot wait till my son starts writing. You are such an amazing artist and I am so happy to be joining you in this project! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Lazuka - yes, the love note on the doodle pad is so heartbreakingly sweet, and the shoe one, hilarious! So great to meet you and follow your work ♥ReplyCancel

  • jude - i have followed your work for a long time. SO happy to see you join this project!! i LOVE everything you do! and i always love what you write! <3ReplyCancel

  • Ginger Unzueta - So so glad that you were able to join us in this project, b/c you were just perfect for it. I’ve always enjoyed your mini messes. Love these all. I can relate on the shoes…and just with the where is everyone’s shoes??! Great job!! Love your doodle pad too! so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Tyghem - Hi Stephanie! So happy to be working with you and getting to know you. I love the tipped cow lol The shoes are funny too…why are kids obsessed with moving and wearing our shoes? lolReplyCancel

  • Breanna - the first one is just awesome, but the star wars figures & playmobils, can so relate, they’re everywhere in our house 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kids Were Here | Three » LIFEOGRAPHY | Tampa, Pasco and Trinity Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child & Family Photographer - […] leaving trails of chaos in their wake. I’m delighted to be a part of the collaborative project that documents the traces our children leave behind – in our spaces and in our hearts. See […]ReplyCancel

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