ordinary September / by Carey

This morning I realized that I'd lost my opportunity.

The sun has barely risen now when I turn out of the driveway to take the kids to school.  All of August, and now most of September, I had the opportunity to photography our real mornings.  And I squandered it.  I didn't photograph once.  Not once.  Not because mornings are hectic.  Not because we aren't morning people.  Not because there wasn't anything to photograph.

Because I just didn't think about it.

I wasn't purposeful.

And now that the sun doesn't rise until they are gone, I remember.

Next year I must remedy that.  Next year I must remember.  Next year I must document the start of a new school year's morning routine much better.  I want to always remember these days in our family's life.  I had been thinking about the change in seasons and how I'll be photographing indoors more...  Recalling the wonderful lessons I learned in Ginger Unzeuta's Everyday Beauty workshop at The Bloom Forum.   And it hit me.  I should have photographed this... and now I can't, because the light has yet to rise.

However, I have been photographing this September.  It's so hard to find the time to process the images I take.  I wish I could find a balance.  For now here are a handful that I've managed to squeeze a few moments to edit.

Image by Carey Pace Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

 I shot these with my Nikon D800
Nikon 85mm f1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.4D
Sigma 30mm f1.4