Kids were here May

“These still life images serve as a daily reminder that my days are awash in chaos, whimsy, laughter and laundry (sometimes all at once). They capture toys and spills and puddles and piles. Sentimental, solitary moments of childhood ephemera. A gentle prodding to live in the now and stop looking toward the “then.” And though sometimes I pray for clean and quiet and still, I know all too well it will come. And I will yearn for tiny shrieks of laughter in my bedroom. For toys and loveys strewn about. For signs of a daily life well lived. For traces of my babies who once were. For reminders that Kids Were Here–and they were life and light and love.” – Stephanie Beaty

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May 1, 2013 - 5:47 am

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May 1, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Sara Garcia - Jackie! These are all absolutely beautiful images. The light in all of them is just unreal. I can’t even pick a favorite…they all are! Amazing work my friend!

May 1, 2013 - 4:35 pm

ali - omg…jackie, that bananna is hilarious! Oh, and the dino head popping out of the book! Fantasic! Beautiful!

May 1, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Ginger Unzueta - jackie, i am in love with your series, i can so relate to finding old food places..and i almost started crying when is saw the height chart—we had a wall like that in our old laundry room and it hurt so much saying goodbye to it…sounds silly but represents a big part of our life. xo

May 1, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Annie Otzen - Jackie, Love every one of these. this project is just so great and inspiring. I’ve really been looking at things differently since you all started this project last month!

May 1, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Rebecca Leimbach - You da best! The banana in the car door = priceless!

May 2, 2013 - 1:22 am

summer murdock - OH THE BANANA…made me laugh…and you have a lot of stuffed animals…love these all a lot…you did good!

May 2, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Jessica Deane - I love all of them! Esp the one with the flashlight. The light in these is lovely.

May 2, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Stephanie Beaty - jackie – you have the BEST toys! that little horse under the desk is magnificent. and hey, thanks decaying banana – you made my car feel less lonely.

May 2, 2013 - 11:10 pm

shalonda - jackie!!!! um the banana, hahahahaha you are so right girl so right! and the height chart…yeah i die…

May 6, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Melissa Lazuka Photography - The colors in these are just beautiful! yes, that banana made me laugh out loud, I find those everywhere-drives me nuts! haha… and the fact that your kids play with collected wine bottle corks. that’s really really funny :)

May 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

jude - my eyes are twitching at the sight of those markers without covers. lol the mess of stuffies–familiar sight. the animals in the potty. hehe. i’m really going to do a growth wall thing when we move. i die over all those shots. love. you have an amazing eye!!

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