Welcome to the first installment of Kids Were Here. We are a group of photographers from all over setting out to document details of evidence that Kids Were Here. It is a fabulous idea introduced by the very talented and creative Ketti Photography.
“In the the moment it is easy to get frustrated with all the mess and clutter that results from living with children. This set reminds me how quickly it will all pass. One day the toys will be in totes no longer played with. I will miss this. I’m reminded to slow down. To not stress about it. My happiness is not dependant upon everything put back into place and a neat and tidy home.
One day we will have a wonderful reminder. Evidence left behind written upon our hearts and minds of our children. Photographs that will bring us back to this very day, when our kids were here.” -jude wood
I have SO loved doing this project - it has REALLY opened my eyes and my heart. As much as it really hurts to step on a lego or puzzle piece in the middle of the night, this time won't last forever. In just one month this project has made me see the love that is all over our house, existing in the clutter and the messes and the kid things. Someday there will be no puzzle pieces to step on, no cheerio crumbs to pick off the couch and no toys lined up on bed rails. Even though these photos do not have my son in them physically, he is everywhere.