The 366 Project {2020} | April – Maine Family and Lifestyle Photographer

Heading into April, with a stay at home order in place through the month, I fully expected this month to feel longer than March, even though I wasn’t sure that was totally possible. But to my surprise, April came and went as quickly as months do in “normal” times, and looking back at the month, I know it’s because we started to settle into this new routine, rather than be surprised by it and fight it like we did in March. Usually, as April rolls around, I’m excited to be outside, adventuring, and having new places to photograph outside the walls of this house. But as this particular April gave us weeks of time at home (with the occasional walk through the woods or on Higgins Beach), and weather that was not so great, I found myself really having to get creative and think outside the box to get my photo of the day. On the days (and there were plenty of them), where I felt frustrated, sad, or anxious, this proved to be a little harder, and part of me wonders if I learned how to use more dramatic light better this month, or if the dramatic light echos my mood on these days. Either way, the upside to all of this is knowing that I have to push myself to step out of my comfort zone from behind the camera, to think a little more creatively during this weird time, and I know that all of this will only make me a stronger photographer for my clients when I am finally able to be with them once again.

Overall this month brought laughter and tears, new projects, and lots of screen time, Easter and my birthday, and even a few long distance hellos from friends. We’re discovering our new normal, and I know I will be so grateful to have captured it every day once this craziness is over. Next month brings another month of stay at home orders, but with a little hope that things will slowly start to reopen and I will be back outside with families in front of my lenses very very soon. I miss you all, more than you can possibly know.

There are 30 days in April. These are our 30 days of April, 2020.

To see the full 2020 {366} collection (so far!), click here.