i stumbled upon this photography project last month called kids were here and have to admit, the photographs got me a little teary and made me think about the constant kid clutter around my home and how that one day, i will miss finding 'treasures' in odd and peculiar places around the house. anyway, i was inspired to capture evidence that kids were here in my home. here are a few images i captured in the past month.
“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.” – Stephanie Beaty