Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Class of 2025

I put my camera down and picked up a shovel, some worms and some 4 year olds. We made a "pea-pea teepee," sowed some carrot and pea seeds, relocated some misguided worms to our new veggie bed and then did a rain dance. Which worked because it's been raining ever since. One thing new I learned about this age — they will dig forever... they don't care if they find anything either. Gotta love that! 

We only had an hour—here's what we did:

1) WORM HUNTING — we dug up worms from under logs and rocks and brought them back to the kids' veggie bed.

2) STICK HUNTING — every child needed to find and bring back a stick for the pea trellis. They measured their sticks to my shovel and all the kids would yell out if it was too short and then keep looking until they found one longer than my shovel. We built the trellis then planted peas. 

3) ADD SAND — every child had to get sand from the sandbox and transfer it into the veggie bed before we sowed carrots. Then the kids worked together to create rows and plant carrot seeds.

4) RAIN DANCE —we ended with a rain dance which was really just me dancing and then getting tackled by 12 four year olds.
(If you're not a parent or gardener then this post just bored the death out of you. Why are you reading this anyway?)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ahhh, Spring

Spring to parents without sons—tulips, new buds on trees, easter dresses... Spring to parents of two boys—mud, worms and jumping in puddles... bring it on!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Totally Unnecessary

My husband likes to compare our fat little baby to baby godzilla. Hmm, I just don't see the resemblance. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TWO BIRDS: Mother's Day

You take pictures of your kids all the time. Sometimes your wife or husband takes pictures of you with your kids. So if you're a single parent then who takes pictures of you with your children? Well, Two Birds, is going to help with that. If you're a single mother, submit your name, or your friend's name, for a photoshoot with me, Kim Lowe. On Mother's Day, my son will pull the winning name from a hat. Happy Mother's Day!

 • This gift is for single mothers only. 
• Submit the names of your children (i.e., Jack D., Susan D., etc.) which will give you more options to win. One entry per child.
• Submit their names via email to or by posting them as a comment here. Submissions will not be accepted after May 7, 2011, 11:59PM.
• All submitted names will be placed in a hat and one name will be pulled on Mother's Day. You will be contacted by May 9, 2011 if you've won. If you don't hear from me then please try again next year. This will be an annual Mother's Day gift.
• The winner will receive a cd with jpegs from the one hour photoshoot along with a print of their favorite shot.
• Any single mother is welcome to participate but you will need to get into Boston for the shoot. We can decide on a specific location after the winning name has been pulled.  

Monday, April 4, 2011

Justin Bieber

Never thought I'd ever do a Justin Bieber blog post but I couldn't resist this—my friend's 14 year old daughter has a touch of Bieber-fever, just a touch. This is her bedroom—every wall is covered and not one photo is a dupe:

Friday, April 1, 2011

WEBSITE: The Result

So my web site got into the PDN 2011 Photo Annual (June issue). Pretty cool. But I keep expecting them to email me today saying "April Fools! You didn't really win. Have a nice day Ms. Lowe." I'm pretty excited though because they judge the photography on the site as well as the web site design. And because, well, it's pdn. Helloooo, that's cool! 

IT'S SIMPLE: As a designer in my previous life, I knew it was important to create a harmony between the imagery and the site. As a kids' photographer, that meant bringing a playfulness and energy to it, the same as when I'm shooting. 

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