day in the life

Ahhhhhh…finally. Finally I am caught up on work for 2010 and am able to share some of my personal projects. Some of you may remember when I started my Day in the Life project.  In a nutshell, I am a very busy photographer mommy with four children.  Those four children don’t get photographed very much these days (which makes that mommy very sad).  So that mommy decided to take one entire day (around each of their birthdays) and document them…as they are…doing what they love to do.  They get special treatment with extra video game time, extra yummy food, extra play time, and of course, a date with mommy.

I was first…and now I introduce K.

My oldest.

My mini-me…in looks and personality.

Words can not describe the bond and love I have for this kid.

He loves all things lego and has a tiny little collection…as you can see…

Definitely not my first choice of extracurricular activities for him, but alas, he loves video games.

Of course, with any boy, food is such an important part of life.  Especially the sort that is full of sugar.

This kid adores reading.  I’m embarrassed to admit that he can probably read faster and has read more books than me. 

These images (sniff) are hard to see (sniff) because they are physical (sniff) proof that my baby is truly growing up (snifffffffffff).

Our date consisted of a bike ride through the metro park and treats on the beach at sunset…

Thanks for spending a day with us.  His day is just another day for the rest of the world, but it means everything to me.  K.  10 years and 4 months old.



  1. Lindsay says:

    Awesome Jean and great idea:) I feel like my kids need to be photographed more too!

  2. kimberly elkins says:

    This is so fantastic and man oh man does he take after his momma! What a doll!

  3. katie says:

    Your son is so beautiful. The life in people really comes out in your work. I sat a laughed out loud at “mom are we done yet” picture. You are truly gifted. Merry Christmas!

  4. Kelly says:

    Great looking kid! Wow 10 years old already. Time does fly.

  5. Brittni says:

    Ahhh LOVE!

  6. paula says:

    what an awesome post

  7. Lisa says:

    Oh my, the one of you guys holding hands and your feet in the water? Gave me little butterflies. Fabulous.

  8. Bonnie says:

    So darling, Jean!! I remember when you were pregnant with him (and didn’t know you were in labor all day long and just kept working!) What a handsome boy!

  9. Holly G says:

    Love, love, LOVE, LOOOOVE, LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! He does look soooo much like you. And I totally cracked up at that pouty face and “Are We Done Yet Mom” shot….mega LOL. <3

  10. Cortnie says:

    Aweee…so sweet! What a great idea..can I borrow it? 😉

  11. Adrienne says:

    I loooooooooooove this!

  12. Allison says:

    Since the day he was born I have thought he was your twin, but I can see a little bit of Trav in him now. Such a cute boy. I can’t believe how grown up he looks. Awesome pics Jean.

  13. Janet says:

    What a cutie! Love the sticky notes…great idea!

  14. Jen says:

    OMG Jean, these are fantastic! What a wonderful MOM you are! He is going to LOVE looking at this when he’s older. If they don’t have blogs then you should write everything down on this post in an album. Thank you for inspiring me to devote one day to photograph my kids on their birthdays too.

  15. Kristi says:

    Awe, that’s so awesome! Very fun!!!

  16. MJ says:

    So I was totally giggling at all the pics until I got to the end…at which point I was bawling like a baby! I’m still bawling! Ugh. Because I know the feeling in your chest when you look and realize how quickly they’re growing up! Bittersweet. Love the pics, and am stealing this idea to do with my love nuggets.

  17. Theresa says:

    So cute! I felt like the images told a story all on their own!

  18. Rikki Sarmiento says:

    love, Love, LOVE this!!!!

  19. LaNae says:

    I love this idea. You are so creative. I’m so glad to call you my friend. You inspire me! My life is brighter with your family in it!

  20. Ginnie says:

    I just love this!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Jean – these images of your oldest are awesome!! I love the sticky notes and love the way you tell his story! What a cool kid!!

  22. LOVE these Jean! You are just so talented, and I love seeing you share time with your kids as a mom. You are extraordinary in that department as well!

  23. Staci says:

    So FUN Jean!!!! I LOVE it! Wish you were coming to town this holiday! Have the best Christmas!!

  24. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness. I am crying over these. LOVE them!!!!!!!! My boy is identical they could be best friends. I am totally doing a session like this with him.

  25. Hayley says:

    Wow…I seriously started getting watery eyes! You and your boys are so precious! I love this post =)

  26. jean, these are so incredible and the very best idea i have ever seen! i must do this, i think it is a crime if us photographers don’t do this! Really! fantastic! i hope you know how incredible you are not only as a photographer but as mother!

  27. Brandi says:


    These are so incredible. What an amazing day and priceless photos with your very handsome son!

  28. what a perfect idea… love love love it. crazy how fast it all goes… how quick our babies turn into big boys 🙁 he is adorable and i love how you can see the little boy still peaking out 😉


  29. Ali Martin says:

    Ummm…he is adorable and have decided that he and my 10 year old daughter should be married! Arranged marriages are still acceptable these days….right?? haha Sooo cute! i have attempted a “day in the life project with my kids…but haven’t gotten far. You have motivated me! Thanks for sharing him with us!

  30. Dana says:

    Adorable Jean. Kaleb is definitely your mini-me!!!!

  31. Ashley Mae says:

    the cutest freaking thing EVER. You can just see how much you ENJOY your children!!!! Amazing as usual!!

  32. Wintertrax says:

    Neat blog layout! Very easy on the eyes.. i like the colors you picked out

  33. Julie Parker says:

    These are simply PRICELESS!! Your boys are so adorable!!!!

  34. Julie says:

    These are simply Beautiful!!

  35. Jenni says:

    Jean so cute! Caleb is getting so big and super cute! What a great idea.
    Miss you guys

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