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.

one kid, one roll, on film :: july

Ah, the Ninth Grade Formal. It seems like ages ago. I know I'm taking a bit of a hiatus, here and everywhere really (except for maybe Instagram), but I can't not participate in my beloved One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month project. I knew when Cal's Ninth Grade Formal rolled around last month that I'd be using those photos for this project for sure.

At Cal's school the Ninth Grade Formal is a Big Deal. Whew! As big as I remember my Jr/Sr Prom in high school. He went with a great friend of his (with her permission, I'll share those photos in the next little bit), which is the best way to do that kind of thing, and they had a blast, it seems. Cal had been wanting a suit for ages, so we used the occasion to buy him one as a graduation from middle school gift. Somehow he ended up with two. That kid always swings a deal.

I used the occasion to take some more formal portraits, which I loved doing, and could do more and more I think. Portraiture = scary for me, but also portraiture = a way to push myself and fun. I'll take some volunteers if anyone else wants to get in front of the camera. Anyone! ;)

My friend Amy Bethune comes next in our circle. I think her kids are so stunning. I can't wait to see what she's up to this month!