PARALLELS - December

Month 12 of Parallels is here! I can't believe how quickly this year and project went.  And because Laura and I aren't eager for our partnership to end, we've been discussing joint projects for 2017 as well, so stay tuned!

For December, we decided on the theme One, with each of us only sharing one image from our month.  So much pressure to share the "perfect image", right?  The month was really busy at my house and I didn't often feel like I was able to shoot with this project in mind, so when I sat down to cull through my pictures from the month, it dawned on me that I did not, in fact, have a "perfect image" to share. 

Except then I also kept coming back to this picture, because this one picture manages to capture everything about my life at this moment: boys that are growing fast and almost as tall as the Christmas trees we've bought at this little neighborhood garden center since they were just babies; their strong bond that usually overcomes the fighting and arguing that's been creeping into their relationship as they gain more independence and their own sets of friends; my interest in playing with layering and color in my photography.

I end the year feeling thankful.  Thankful for the opportunity to photograph the things that are meaningful to me, and thankful to have a friend and photographer to join me on my journey to grow as an artist.  I can't wait to see what the future brings for Laura and myself, both as individuals and project partners.  We started this project to see if we had as much in common as we thought, and to get to know each other better.  I have loved seeing the similarities and differences in our lives, and am proud to call Laura my friend.

Visit Laura's website to experience her December, and we'll see you in a month as we reveal our next project!