one kid, one roll, on film :: december

In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains.

"The Boxer," Simon & Garfunkel

Well, our dear blog circle is winding up in the next month or so, and I've been in and out a bit, but mostly so, so pleased to be part of this wonderful project and part of this amazing group of women and photographers. It's humbling really to be surrounded by so much talented and to be so welcomed by them. Please continue along the circle by enjoying the beautiful photos of my friend Carrie Geddie. She'll knock your socks off!

*For my film-y friends, this was shot on a Pentax645n with Kodak TriX, processed by Photovision Prints at +1.

one kid, one roll, on film :: september

Oh, hello. Long time no see. :) We've had a bit of a summer, and as some of you may have noticed, I completely missed last month's edition of One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month. I missed you guys. Truth is, for various reasons, I'm just not picking my camera up much these days. It's okay. Breaks are good. I'm usually a month behind with these posts anyway, but I didn't want to let another round pass me by, so this time I dug deep into the archives to bring you some photos from our trip to Sweden in late June. Does it help that it felt like September in Virginia?

For part of our trip to Sweden we stayed at the best AirBnB on one of the islands in the archipelago and rented a motor boat from our hosts. Those were our happiest days, really, and Cal's happiest moments were behind the wheel of the motor boat. If he likes driving, he loves powering that boat even more. I'd hoped to get some "action" shots for one of my submissions to our blog circle, and our days on the Baltic Sea provided me with the perfect opportunity.

This post will be my last on SPL as it stands. I haven't been completely idle while this spot stood silent. There's been some behind the scenes work as I've tolled away at a new site for (still under construction). still + life will still exist as the storytelling portion of that new site, but nothing more. I'm excited for these changes and I hope you'll follow me along as I dip my toes back in the online world and start a new journey.

Next up in our circle is the lovely and inspiring Tricia Boutelle. You can find her at Tricia Boutelle Lifestyle + Photography. The way she shoots her family always slays me.