We are obsessed with sessions and projects that are not camera-aware, that show how life is, and that capture raw energy, powerful connections, and the wonderfully organic details of life … and now we’re seeking to cover that even more fully.
On this side of the world, June is the beginning of the season that holds what may just be the best part of childhood memories. There’s something about the sunny, sticky, sandy, stay-up-late days of summer that bubbles over with memorable moments and begs to be photographed. When I was growing up, days ended with cool baths after an evening of firefly catching, and cloudy bathwater gurgling down the drain after we washed those scraped up knees and muddy feet clean was a sign of a well-played summer day.
It seems only right, then, that this is the month in which we kick off our own new season of celebrating the inspiration, richness, and honesty of real life.”Let the Kids Dress Themselves” is rooted in a celebration of images that showcase carefree, organic, and even messy moments, portraying the sweetness and joy of real life through beautiful photography — and that is not changing at all. You may have noticed, however, that the site got a bit of a makeover, and we have assembled a phenomenal team of content curators who, alongside blog founder Wendy Laurel, will be featuring photo sessions and projects that represent various areas of everyday life.
Newborns & New Motherhood – Elicia Graves
As the Newborns & New Motherhood editor, Elicia Graves will be curating at-home and lifestyle maternity, birth, and newborn sessions and personal posts; sharing projects, collections, and series that revolve around maternity and newborn photography; and coordinating personal essays with accompanying photos related to pregnancy, birth, newborns, and new motherhood.
Children & Families – Meredith Novario
Travel & Culture – Megan Cieloha
Food & Home – Kristin Dokoza
Dress – Nina O’Connell
Creativity & Wellness – Wendy Laurel
SO – submit your photos to Let the Kids for an opportunity to be featured, share life through your lens, and inspire us! We want to see your beautiful captures of life, home, style, adventures, traditions, rituals, milestones, and memories … whether for yourself, your family, your friends, or your clients.
We’ll leave you with some photos recently submitted by wonderful photographers who have a special talent for recognizing the irrepressible beauty that happens all around us when we let the kids play, laugh, love, rest, explore, dance, and dress themselves. Because, as always, showcasing photos that capture honest moments, real life, and beautiful memories will always be what we’re all about here.