week three :: light :: lafayette, in family photographer

This weeks theme was LIGHT.

We had cloud cover most of the week so I utilized some soft light in my living room.

I knew I wanted to use a chiaroscuro lighting technique to play into this weeks theme but wound up being metaphorically inspired by Harper and included a little bit of that – below. 

So.. here.. we.. go..

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.autism.

I USED to let that word define my little girl. The weight it carried was incredibly heavy and we are not victims – SHE IS NOT A VICTIM. Yes… she’s seen fear in the deepest sense: fear of sound, light, water, and even the slightest touch from the ones who love her the most. But you know what? She’s also seen PROGRESS… HOPE.. AND HARD WORK.

She no longer pockets her food until she chokes… she no longer runs away screaming in fear from the sound of running water.. or bangs her head incessantly as she falls asleep.

As of recently, we are able to go out and do things without fear of overwhelming her.. The weight of those words, “your child has Autism” no longer haunt me because she is an OVERCOMER.

SHE IS THE LIGHT.

SHE IS ABLE.

 

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The rest of these images are beautiful TO ME.

Haydn and Hattie are little lights in their own ways as well but I think I’ll allow the remainder of the images to speak for themselves.

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Jamie Nicole Scott, photographer (www.jamienicolescott.com)Until next week..

 

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Project 52 :: Week 2 :: Storytelling

I was really excited when this weeks theme, STORY TELLING, was announced because we were heading to the library that same day.

I usually take all of the girls but I treated the big girls to a little bit of shopping and Starbucks (hot chocolate) in addition to our trip to the library…

I think Hattie enjoyed her alone time with her daddy as well.

I really enjoyed this theme because I LOVE shooting photo essays… telling a story with a series of images comes naturally to me so I embraced it fully.

All but one of these images is full on CANDID.  I let the girls lead the way and I seriously couldn’t be happier.

HAYDN AND HARPER AT THE LIBRARY

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 Harper can’t read yet so perusing the children books is more about what pictures she likes… She usually picks books with animals, HORSES, or caterpillars on the cover.

 

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 Haydn ALWAYS stops to read her books AT the library.

She basically forced Harper to sit down with her to read a book about mommy and baby animals which is right up her alley.  She loves anything about mamas and babies.

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  As Haydn grows older, she’s become interested in SCIENCE.

Everything from how plants grow, water solidifies, melts or dries… or even how the earth “orbits” around the sun.

She struggles with SOME abstract thinking so I think the consistency of facts is easier for her.

Of course she plopped down in the isle way to look through a HUGE book full of pictures of our solar system, the Milky Way and the universe.

So I ran with it…

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 This is one of my favorites.

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 …and then there were two…

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This is my next favorite image… Harper learning from Haydn.  That’s what big sisters are for!

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Harper was about to take off so Haydn figured some hugs and kisses would make her stay awhile longer.. haha! It only worked for a moment.

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They LOVE checking themselves out.  The alarm usually goes off on our way out because they missed one or two but I figure “practice makes perfect.”

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Harper ALWAYS spins while she waits for Haydn or myself to check out… I found myself telling her to “stop spinning” when I stopped to slow my shutter speed down and try to capture it.  Is it technically perfect?  NOPE!

 - I love it anyhow.

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PROJECT 52 :: FRESH

It’s a NEW YEAR and I’ve decided to take on Project 52 over at My Four Hens Photography.

I’ll be participating in Project 365 over on Instagram (@jamiescottphoto) as well.

The Project 52 / 365 community is nothing short of amazing; I can’t help but to feel inspired by all of the talent and support.

So let’s get started..

This weeks theme was FRESH.

Sounds easy enough… I decided to add a little bit of a spin on it and photograph a Sunday morning in our home… ENJOY!

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 Haydn and Harper always wake up together (FRESH, bright eyed & bushy tailed, might I add)  … and BEFORE everyone else.

They’re usually “starving” and enjoy a “quiet” breakfast at the table while Alan or I snooze away with Hattie.

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 Sunday morning cartoons… a little lazy time on the couch is mandatory on Sunday morning.

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 BUTTERFLY KISSES  (not “fresh” but too darn cute to omit)

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 Another non’fresh image but worth sharing.. in all seriousness… does anyone have a cat that likes a good stare down?

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 Mommy Fuel – FRESH Iced Coffee and MANDATORY

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 Fresh out of bed and later than everyone else!  I think this was close to 11:00!

Girlfriend IS NOT a morning person but that bed head is an everyday event.

Another thing I LOVE about the Project 52  community is that they KEEP IT REAL.. This might be my favorite image from this entire series.

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 BED HEAD FOR DAYS.

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18 months apart and BEST FRIENDS – most of the time ;)

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My original idea for the FRESH theme was bathtub shots and the girls didn’t disappoint.

Haydn is such an amazing BIG sister… Sometimes Hattie doesn’t want Mommy or Daddy and asks for her Haydn.

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 ALL PERSONALITY.

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 PERSONALITY, again.

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 So FRESH and so clean…

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 Harper wasn’t feeling bath time as much as her sisters but cooperated for a few shots afterwards… I love her messy bed in the background.

I can see her silliness peeking through these photos.. I couldn’t pick just one.

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 Last but not least:  Oliver playing in a FRESH blanket of snow.

ONE WEEK DOWN – 51 TO GO!

-jamie

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