4 Times 12 | January | Personal Project

This year I’ve been inspired to do a personal project about my family.  There are lots of amazing photographers out there participating in wonderful projects about documenting their children and their lives. This is one of my favorites : you are my wild

I love the idea of a monthly project and decided that for my project I would  take one portrait of each of my children each month.    My hope is that it will be a small record of their yearly change and our life this year.  I want these portraits to be completely real, as in, messy house, tired kids, and busy life kind of real.

I always love a good portrait, you know, with unstained shirts and beautiful backgrounds but as I find myself looking back through all our family pictures I realize that I am drawn most to the candid shots.  The ones that include the tantrums, the chaos and the reality of our life.  Because I know that I will miss those things the most and while there are days that I wish I could run away from the intensity of it all, I don’t want to forget any of it.

So here are my four in January.  Just being.

I would love for you to follow along with me as I attempt to keep up with this!  Can’t wait to share more.


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  1. Anne says:

    Love these Kate! I’ll be excited to see them every month!!

  2. Kristin says:

    Love these!! The intensity of these moments is what makes it real life, right? Great captures.

  3. Kate Preftakes Photography » 4 Times 12 | August says:

    […] is a continuation of my year long project.  Click here to read the initial post about what I’m doing.  I take lots of pictures of my kids but have […]

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