There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy. They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs. Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros? How do they manage their time? When do they get it all done? You loved Sara’s A Day In The Life post so much that we decided to make it a regular new series for you in which one CMpro per month will photograph their day and share it with you. First up is one of our newest CMpros, the highly talented Carol Swaitkewich of Freckle Face Photography in Canada!
a day in the life | carol swaitkewich
I love taking my girls out and doing “photoshoots”. And they love it too, as long as they get to pick the outfits. Planning a theme with props and wardrobe and a great location. But there is something so much more meaningful to me about “everyday” images. I love the realness and the memories I know they will evoke in the future. I love the perfectly imperfect ones with their hair all knotted and sleepy smiles on their faces. The ones that are grainy because the sun wasn’t up yet. I want to remember how much they love Rice Krispies (even though they tell me they’d rather have Corn Pops) or the scowls on their faces because the two youngest are fighting over a playmobile toy- yes, they still do that. The sound of the piano playing like a never ending soundtrack to our day and all the while tripping over that crazy dog because she’s always underfoot. How they don’t get breakfast until their Momma’s had her coffee and sometimes they have to wait for things because she’s a little busy on the computer.
This is my life with crazy haired, rice krispie eating, ipod addicted, piano playing, crafty, do I really have to do my homework, please please please take me out for a walk right now girls. And I love every minute!
Thank you for sharing your day with us Carol!
Carol Swaitkewich, Winnipeg
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Carol is a photographer in Winnipeg, Canada who specializes in a mix of lifestyle and modern family portrait photography. Like many mom photographers she fell into this career taking endless pictures of her 3 baby girls. Trying to hang on to their chubby cheeks, gummy grins and wispy baby hair. The more she captured those fleeting moments for her clients the more she realizes exactly what kind of images she wanted to produce. What mattered was a family giggling and cuddling together, new parents marveling at their newborn baby’s tiny toes, a toddler trying to blow bubbles for the first time, or the look in that little boy’s eyes when showing her his prized rock collection. These were the images that made her feel like she was doing what she was supposed to be doing. Carol is inspired by light and love and by a family’s connection.