One of the principles I teach in Photosanity is "start with now." What this means is, if you've fallen behind in some way or never even got started with photo albums, or a photo-a-day project or photo organization, don't try to catch up or start from the beginning before going forward - start with now.
Start your photo-a-day project today, start with this year's album, start organizing this month's photos, because if you try to catch up first you may never catch up and the further "behind" you fall, the more disheartened and less likely to catch you will be.
The same goes for, oh, say a weekly sibling photo project!
Yes, I have fallen behind in editing and sharing my weekly photo. But I am going to practice what I preach I start with now, or rather the three most recent weeks, and I will fill in the gaps later.
A few weeks ago, we were hanging out at my sister-in-law's new house. The kids were so excited to explore and ended up running around and around in the basement through the tv area, into the workout room, and through a bathroom with two doors - perfect for capturing the moment each time they came around!
The following week we were at a new (to me) cafe we've started going to. To be honest, the visit was a little harried but this moment I captured in the mirror was one of the high points that made it feel worthwhile!
Last week we decided to take a trip out to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island and we had a blast! Lighting conditions can be a little tricky at an aquarium but you can use the light from the tanks to your advantage.
Both boys were very excited and running around a lot, but I did manage to capture Jack's more quiet wonder.
I was really sad to find out that certain areas of the aquarium have still not been renovated after the damage from Hurricane Sandy. But the kids had a great time and in fact wanted to go again the next weekend!