This month’s post stems from one of our best and most loved unplugged activities… reading. I have read books to my boys every night before bed since they were old enough to sit on the chair next to me, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that we graduated from the children’s picture books to full fledged chapter books.  As a big Harry Potter fan myself I thought reading the first book in the series to them would be fun for all of us, and I was right, times ten!  The excitement, the questions, the “ten more minutes, please please!” –  and witnessing their wonder, oh it has been the most fulfilling experience for me.  When it came time to choose Halloween costumes the fact my children chose based on a book made my heart swell…. Giac, always obsessed with Slytherin and snakes, picked his big green snake and Massi picked Harry… we joked all day that they could talk in Parseltongue!  To view the images of the other photographers please visit Childhood Unplugged.

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what a pleasure to spend a morning with georgette and the newest addition to her beautiful family, baby georgette!  this baby girl was a dream – calm, happy and posing for the camera at only a week and a half old.  from photographing this baby to chatting with her wonderful mama i had the best time – can’t wait to spend more time with these two!

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It has been a year and we are having a celebration!  I feel so very blessed to have been asked to participate in childhood unplugged for the last year, more than anything else because I have spent time each and every month doing something outside the box with my boys.  I can look back on these experiences by flipping through the images and one day share them with my children, what a true gift.  I can’t wait to continue on this unplugged adventure… to see the other talented photographers’ work please visit Childhood Unplugged.

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this month we spent some time in North Carolina and one of our favorite activities while there is going gem mining.  the boys are fascinated with what they uncover and the activity proves to be educational each and every time.  As we are coming close to a year doing this beautiful project I am feeling excited to reflect on the year of images I’ve made with my children and celebrate next month!!  Check out the other photographers beautiful submissions at Childhood Unplugged.

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we spent a week in NJ and NY with my dear friend, the lovely audrey blake breheney, and as a fellow childhood unplugged photographer we decided to do our experience together this month.  she picked a beautiful open estate for us to visit and we brought my boys and her girls for an afternoon of exploration and play.  doing and photographing these experiences with my boys has been something we have come to look forward to each month and being able to share it with audrey was all the better.  visit audrey’s website to view her images and go to the childhood unplugged site to see the submissions for all the photographers this month!

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