Behind the project
The Big Feelings Little Houses project is an ongoing experiment celebrating the big personality that unfolds in the nooks and crannies of home.
It was born out of a desire to bring a new angle to representing artistic family photography in media through more diverse environments than only those that are ultra-styled and aesthetically “elite.”
I encourage other family photographers across the world to use the #bigfeelingslittlehouses hashtag when sharing their lifestyle in-home family work to honor a wider spectrum of what family photography can look like beyond, airy or elite visuals. I want to open the window of opportunity for this medium to feel accessible for more families as a means of holding contentment and gratitude, celebrating our people and our places just how they are.
Why Big feelings, little houses?
Bold and creative living starts inside. It ripples through our hearts and into our homes, soaked in by tiny eyes and built into waves, washing the world with its color.
I want to live a creative and inspired life because I know that a good and gracious God created me to worship him through the goodness of HIS ultimate creation – his beloved.
When we choose to live into beauty while equally surrounded by darkness, we are rebels.
It is actively pushing back on fear, on crushing relationships, on greed, jealousy, hate and anger. It is purposefully choosing joy.
Not every day all day.
But somewhere behind the mountains of laundry there is a beam of golden light through the window.
Woven into caves of never-ending bedtimes and the hug that greets you when you walk in the door.
I’m convinced that the glory is in the middle, in the imperfect dripping of creek-drenched toes and tiny fingerprints on open windows.
It’s in ruffled hair and that time he said “I see you.”
The clarity in a cloudless sky or her bouncing curls.
We cling to these glimpses with the hope of who we are deep down.
And by making art of those feelings, we’re not pretending life is more beautiful than it is, but shining light on the glimpses.
The goodness that’s always there but so often hidden.
An act of resistance to live big in the small.
An acknowledgment that the sparkles of life take place in doorways and worn-in couches, barefoot on checkered tile floors and on kitchen counters. Whether they are modern, styled, or even clean is irrelevant.
Contemporary marble and modern art are not requirements.
Home is the container for an outpouring of hearts and it can be seen, held, and tasted no matter what it looks like.
Tag your images on Instagram with #bigfeelingslittlehouses to be featured and spread the love of in-home family photography
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