If you are following me on Instagram, you probably know that I started learning film this year.  It has been fun to practice on my kiddos, because to be honest, I don’t photograph them enough. At least with my big camera that is. We have really enjoyed our first summer in St. Louis.

  • we celebrated our sweet Aiden’s first birthday
  • picked a lot of peaches at Ekerts and Braeutigam Orchard
  • got totally hooked on gardening – its good for the soul
  • spent a lot of time at the pool. Aiden went swimming for the first time -wasn’t too impressed. Belle has gotten super confident going under water (it may be related to her new googles)

My favorite part about summer was being able to enjoy the outdoors, even just to water the flowers. I love feeling the sun on my skin.  Sappy right?! But it reminds me of home, so I soak it up while I can.

School has started here and thankfully Belle missed the deadline for kindergarten. This is my last year having her at home and honestly the thought of her going to school freaks me out – what happened to my baby!! Here’s to making this year count!

*camera: Pentax 645n, film: portra 400 film, development: The Find Lab*

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If you would like to follow my film journey, you can find me on Instagram here.

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Collette Barr -
Wonderful shots of your beautiful babies!

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