ten on ten

i think i have been doing ten on ten for almost nine years. every month, on the tenth day – take a photograph an hour. it honestly shaped my photography, my mindset, my business and my creative/artistic self. i was not a photographer when i started ten on ten, i just had a little baby gavin and a point and shoot camera. my dearest friend rebekah gough started it all – and i thought of her a lot today. another working, business-owning, stay-at-home mom. somehow juggling it all, with piles of laundry and a never ending to do list.

today’s ten on ten, i was working all day. and i’ll keep working after i put my children to bed. but i did not photograph that. i photographed what made my day sweet. i photographed what made my day beautiful. i photographed what gave my day meaning. this november, i will have done 20 photoshoots in the first 17 days of the month. it’s insane. but somehow, it’s lovely. and fun. and crazy. and enjoyable. and i seem to still be smiling and filled with gratitude after every single special photo session.

but taking pictures of my own, of my days… that’s what makes me tick. that is what makes me feel so much joy and peace. i don’t think i will ever stop photographing life. i love it all too much.


Bekkah - November 10, 2016 - 8:08 pm

I love your ten on tens and am so grateful that you still choose to share on this platform. My 27th birthday is coming up and while I thought I would be married and have a family of my own by now, your pictures have comforted me for nearly 5 years in various seasons of intense frustration and impatience…when I lost my mom and had to move clear across the country, and when I fell in unrequited love…or weeks like this when it helps to be reminded that earth is just a little while and everything sad [and crazy] is coming untrue. :]

I particularly appreciate the authenticity with which you share the beautiful, calm, and restorative moments of your life. It never comes across as you boasting in anything or attempting to portray an image of perfection; and maybe I’ve said this in a comment before, but your photos feel like a foretaste of heaven to me.

Hope you all have a lovely, restful weekend. XO

Jacqueline - November 11, 2016 - 11:14 am

You’re an amazing & lovely mom. XO

Gramma - November 13, 2016 - 12:52 pm

And, if there isn’t something else already in the works, that #1 of Lark is perfect for our gallery! Oh, my!

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