THE SIDE-BY-SIDE SERIES
At the beginning of 2017, I vowed to get my personal pictures in check. I spend so much time editing other people’s photos and my own continually get pushed to the back burner. Don’t get me wrong, I edit tons of pictures of my children. But it is probably only one fifth of the photos I force my husband and children to capture.
I had started a side-by-side series of photos when Brady was born. It all started when he
took a photo that closely matched one of Xander’s newborn photos. Besides me buying Bradyn a hat that sort of matched his older brother’s, I did not set up this photo replication. I actually did not even notice until I started editing them. But the adorable side-by-side composition of my two sons made me happy. So I continued to recreate a bunch of Xander’s photos when doing Bradyn’s photo shoots… and this is how the Tamucci-brothers-side-by-side-series was born.
I started this on-going photo project and I am very behind. I have edited some of my favorite pictures, but there are many folders filled with raw, unedited photos on my hard drives. And I know if I do not edit them soon, they will just get lost in the digital abyss.
So I created this photo challenge: To edit ONE family photo a day in 2017. But I quickly realized that was setting the bar too high and Amy suggested I do one a week. Originally, this challenge was just for me. It wasn’t about a post, or photos being shared on social media, but I hope that by putting it here, I will be held accountable – hopefully helping me to actually finish my challenge.
There were studio pictures taken at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months for each of my boys. I have only edited 6, 12, and 18. When I finally pledged to edit them, that meant the whole session, not just one or two pictures that I like. If I am going to force my husband to take these pictures, and my children to pose for them, I need to do my part. So that means treating my own photo sessions the way I would a client’s. Which involves sorting through all the pictures and editing around 30-70 photos per session. There are also a bunch of non-studio (on-location) photos I would like to FINALLY make time to edit… So stay tuned for more photos. Who doesn’t love a good challenge?
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