August felt quiet. So many of these photos are daily rhythm photos, nothing overly exciting, and yet I look back over them and feel content with the memories. The highlight of the month was the arrival of my nephew Freddy, who I meet just a few days after his birth and had the privilege of documenting in his early days. I love seeing my sister become a mom and our family expand the way families do to love a teeny tiny human with an overwhelmingly big love. It is the best of what I get to photograph; it is humanity at our best.
My brother Jono visited at the end of the month as well, and we went to Massachusetts and New York as summer started to wind down, enjoying a wholly different feel to those months (in New England it cools off at night!) than the familiarity of a relentlessly hot, months-on-end summer.
While I have been in the process of pulling photos for a 2017 recap of all the incredible sessions I got to photograph and am planning on sharing them as one big "best of" as well as some individual session posts as well, I feel perpetually behind on blogging. That post requires more time than I have this morning. I'm going to shift from apologizing for that and accept that life's pace these days makes me a s l o w blogger, but I do intend to keep blogging, as I enjoy it and have heard from some of you that you do too. This project helps me pay attention to my own life, which in turn- I hope- helps me pay more and better attention to those I photograph.