Zane Kathryne Schwaiger

Leftover Breakfast Crumbs

Messy hair,
leftover breakfast crumbs,
baby on the table,
oil pastels smeared into my fingers and on my bare feet.

This is one of those homeschooling days that feels hard. I’m not sure why. Teething baby? Endless messes? Tired mama? Overworked papa? Too many interrupted moments?

Today, I wish I could call a substitute teacher and take a few hours off. Is there a service out there for substitute homeschool teachers?!

Golden Hour

I love backlit photos, but the learning curve is steep! Inspired by my friend Jenny’s recent podcast interview with Summer Murdock, I followed my children around on the dunes last night during golden hour — trying to capture even a sliver of this gorgeous light.

Summer shared so many helpful tips on how to use and experiment with backlight. If you’re interested, you can listen to their conversation by clicking here or searching for The Family Photographer podcast, episode 15, in your podcast app.