Except it’s not.
I have a love/hate relationship with going through my photo archives. I read this post by my friend Suzy about not wanting to be a “real” photographer and it made me think of when I did her engagement photos and how much fun it was and then how I quit being a “real” photographer a couple months later when some bridezilla made me hate my life.
Anyway, so I was searching through my photos trying to find the photos from Suzy and Barclay’s engagement and I could not find them, which means that they’re in a giant stack of discs that I do not have the desire to go through because dealing with a sick Liliana has basically drained my will to live. I mean, I want to be the one to care for my kids when they’re sick, but my goodness. If caring for a sick Liliana were a paid position, the salary would be ONE MILLION DOLLARS. An hour.
But, I needed a distraction (and also I was procrastinating putting a load of laundry in, partly because my legs were aching from doing three days’ worth of dishes and partly because I’m just lazy), so I went through photos month by month not really paying attention to what month I was on till I came across certain photos which caused my heart to start beating wildly and I couldn’t breathe.
I’m not the smartest. I’ll avoid those folders from now on.
But, aside from those fun times, I did find quite a few of my favourite photos and here I shall share some of them with you.
The first photo I always think of when I think of my favourite photos is this one:
Liliana was only a few days old, and Kaylie was rocking her and singing to her. I’m not sure why I haven’t printed this one yet, but it’s probably because I suck at printing photos. I should really change that.
The second is this one:
Wascana Lake, Regina, SK, January 2010
I love the combination of hoar frost and blue sky. And I miss Wascana Lake something fierce. I know some people find it stinky and fake, but I find it beautiful and perfect for running around.
So, there’s those two, but then I started going through more and more folders, choosing my favourites, but then it became all about fairness, and I just chose one of Liliana and now I need to choose one of Kaylie and THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY because I’m a little bit crazy. So I tried not to be so fair, and here are a few more that I like.
Photos were taken in the city we were living in at the time, unless otherwise stated. Titles assume photos below are from the same time/place.
Byron & Laura-Mae, Canmore, AB, July 2008
Wascana Lake, January 2009
Wascana Lake, January 2010
White Rock, BC, February 2010
Telkwa, BC, March 2010
Saskatoon, SK, May 2010
Vancouver, BC, July 2010
Is it weird to anyone else that many of these photos are taken in the winter? Maybe I like the season more than I thought I did.