ditl: circle time

If you've been around here for any length of time, you'll know two things I'm passionate about are documentary photography & circle time (the first part of our educational day where we gather to learn together). I love capturing a whole day in the life, both for myself & for others. And while I strive to get myself in the frame, the process can be difficult. (Completely worth the effort but not easy, especially when shooting a ditl!)

Back in May, the amazing Kaleen Enke came a documented a 12-hour ditl of our family! I knew her work was amazing but I'm truly blown away with what she captured that day. I love Kaleen's sense of humor- for instance, she documented a lot of feet throughout our day. Each image she delivered is a treasure, weaving a story of our family. I'm grateful beyond words for these pictures! If you're local, you need to connect with this lady!

I thought I'd share our circle time in this post & then come back later to share the remaining parts of our day. I want you to notice a few things: 1) how much the littles do not sit & 2) the food because someone is always eating around here or at least, asking to eat. Hopefully, you also notice the love. Gathering together as we begin our day, learning alongside one another, bearing with each other... I truly believe it strengthens our family's culture, feeds our souls & educates all of us. Yep, all of that goodness!

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