First Day

The morning of the first day of school is full of anticipation of the new year- changing schedules, routine, new classrooms, teachers and friends. Transitioning from lazy summer days to early mornings and packing lunches always feels like a jolt to the system, even when the change of season is welcomed. This week brought a whole lot of new for our crew as we had one move up to middle school and the littlest one started a new school. 

Last year I photographed their first day and decided to continue the tradition this year, capturing the chaos, mess and beauty that is our everyday life. I like to imagine that one day, when my children are old and gray, they will pull down these images from the shelves, trace the moments with their fingers and remember how sweet these days were and know how deeply loved they are.