23/52 (Project 365) || Houston Lifestyle Photographer
And this, boys and girls, is how a Houston lifestyle photographer gets all caught up blogging her Project 365! I was several weeks behind, which was exaggerated by the fact that I am not picking up my camera as often as I should be. Shhhhhhhhh. I’m a work in progress.
Enjoy the peek into our week!
(154/366) it’s been a while since I’ve thrown a picture of this boy and his trains into the mix. He’s obviously chugging along and just as in love with them as ever.
(155/366) when you’re raising your kid a little bit country, and a little bit hood, he ends up on the tractor with Daddy in his shirt with Tupac lyrics. Balance.
(156/366) Today, this little guy got his first set of x-rays at urgent care. They surely won’t be his last. I had a moment right after I snapped this specific shot where I thought, “Wow, photography has made me a crazy person. We’re at urgent care, and I’m documenting it.” And then I realized – why not? This is so much of my business mantra. So much of what I preach to everyone on a daily basis. Life isn’t just the pretty moments, dressed up in your sunday best. So much of life is the messy moments. The moments where your three year old didn’t brush his hair, and you aren’t sure he brushed his teeth before you threw him in the car. The moments where you’re worried, but you’re also so entertained by him saying that his toes hurt while he points to his ankle. I love that we have this memory. I love the way he looks here, straddling the line between toddler and little boy, with his pudgy little baby fingers folded like a 40 year old man as he waits. He got his dad’s cautious nature, but when I was about his age, I walked around on a broken foot for about a week before anyone realized (my pain tolerance has always been scary high). Same foot. Same age. Even pretty close to the same time of year. And it makes me laugh (now) that for a few hours today, I thought that maybe history was repeating itself. And more than that, it makes me happy that I can show him this photo someday and say, “This is that time you were so tickled that they wanted to take pictures of your foot, and you charmed the pants off the nurses and conned them into giving you two suckers and they all wanted to take you home. Remember?” He might not. But even the imperfect days have a way of being perfect. And I’ll remember.
(157/366) this little engineer is way more interested in how to get all those crayons in that one little cup than he is in actually coloring. I love the way his little brain works.
(158/366) My husband grows orchids and we used to have quite the collection, but some of them didn’t survive the move, so while I was out yesterday I saw some pretty ones and picked a new one for him. And then he came home with these for me, without knowing about his new orchid. We get on the same page every now and again. Also, saying “here hold this.” to a 3 year old will only bring you photos that make you feel like you’ve had too much to drink.
(159/366) desperate for summer. and super prepared.
(160/366) this is how we spend most evenings. we dig country living.
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Jo Truncali is the premier Houston lifestyle photographer specializing in documentary family imagery. Serving all of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, including but not limited to The Woodlands, Conroe, Beaumont, Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Available for travel worldwide.