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The Home Life Project – March

by Clare Mansell
The Home Life Project – March

I won’t lie, the prospect of documenting a day this weekend was a bit daunting as Jim’s away so I needed to look after both children, photograph the day and get in the photos myself. If I wasn’t hosting this project it would have been easy to skip a month, but that just reaffirmed to me exactly why photography projects are so good, because if you don’t have a reason to take photos you often don’t bother.

Despite the hurdles that lay before us, Theo rose to the challenge of taking a few photos (with the help of a tripod) and the result is I actually have some extremely rare pictures with me in them! They’re taken by a four year-old so they aren’t perfect, but they are moments captured that would otherwise be lost.

As you scroll through the photos you’ll see the delightful muddy state of the countryside round us and also the last photo is Theo Face Timing Jim in the States


In my post on Friday I mentioned my recent discovery of CreativeLive.com. In case you missed it, I have recently signed up to the Family Photojournalism course which is a series of video talks about capturing family life through photography. It’s incredibly inspiring and informative and I highly recommend it.

They have a variety of photography and film-making courses, some of which are free. The site itself only seems to be known amongst my professional photographer friends at the moment, but its really worth checking out. I have included a referral link in this post, because frankly I’d be mad not to, but I also wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t good to begin with!

Home Life Photography Project


So anyway… What did you guys shoot?

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Dawn & Bean March 7, 2016 - 9:13 am

Great photos of a lovely family day Clare and well done for getting them done in the face of adversity.

Pamela | Life With Munchers March 7, 2016 - 12:48 pm

What a fantastic job considering you were down one! I am so gooey for baby A…she’s so adorable. Thanks for hosting xx

Donna March 7, 2016 - 3:11 pm

I love this linky of yours. You always capture the moments so perfectly x

karen March 7, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Hi Clare, love how you managed to get yourself in the photos too even though Jim was away. I really like the one you took in the mirror…very creative. Good luck with the course, I should sign up to something like that too x

Kara March 9, 2016 - 2:58 pm

I think these pictures are brilliant and I am sure Theo takes better pictures at 4 than I do at 35.
I love the natural shots of the children, mine rarely let me get many of them and I think they are extra special xx

Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations March 10, 2016 - 12:21 am

Gorgeous pictures Clare.., and what a hero Theo is! Love all the colour! Looks like you had a very calm and collected weekend despite going solo! Thanks as always for hosting… Love this little project!x

Christina @ LadyBug Home March 11, 2016 - 10:48 am

Look forward to hearing more about the Family Photojournalism course. Looks like you manage the weekend great alone. FaceTime is definitely one of the best modern technology. We could not live without it in our home. Thank you for hosting!


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