I chose to use photos I took at my Madelyn’s birthday party for October’s Project 10. She recently made 9 and is getting so big. Madelyn has a huge heart; it’s one of my very favorite things about her and something I hope she never changes. She cares about people. She goes out of her way to befriend new kids at school. She has so many friends, just because she is so sweet and helpful. You can’t help but be taken in by her soft smile and kind eyes.
As an introvert, parties are rough for me. I want them to be fun. I want the kids to have fun times. It’s also incredibly draining and I’m exhausted afterwards. The kids only get a friend one every couple of years and I still try to not make it too big. We did have a lot of fun with a little photo booth kit from Walmart and something as simple as running in the sprinklers. I even just bought a cake, which is a big compromise for me because I think all food tastes better when made at home. I’m actually kind of a brat about it. Unfortunately, the house was already hot as an oven and no one could stand the idea of turning the oven on and adding to that heat. One of the fun things about living in Hawaii. So a Safeway cake it was. Since kids pretty much never eat cake at birthdays parties anyway, we were fine. (Why is that? Seriously, no matter the kind of cake, most kids seem to take one bite of cake and then just eat ice cream. I don’t get it.)
All film again this month, shot on my EOS3 and Fuji Superia, pushed one stop at The FIND lab.
Project Ten is made up of a group of talented photographers who are determined to document their own lives and not just the lives of their clients. Ten photos from our everyday lives on the tenth of every month. Check back monthly and be sure to check out all the other extremely talented women below!
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