a day in the life | kat stewart

A Day In The Life with Kat Stewart

So unless l am being super lazy, l start the day with a quick shower after which l kiss goodbye to any personal time/space until about 7.30pm.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

My son is our alarm clock. Thankfully he is a champion sleeper and we are not usually up before 8am (please don’t hate me, if it helps, l seem to need about 9 hours sleep to function like a normal human being). We usually have some playtime and cuddles on his bed, then it’s nappy changed, clothes on, teeth brushed and downstairs for breakfast.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Arran asks for the same thing every day: weetabix and banana.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

I always have a cup of caffeine free tea (because I’m hardcore like that), some toast and fruit.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Next it’s time to say bye-bye to daddy. He works just round the corner which is great as no commute means more family time.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

My little assistant helps me with some chores:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

and then creates some more chores for me:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

We read every single day. His current favourite is Tabby McTat. We have read it so much that he can recite the full book:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

There is always a game of football at some point in the day (I managed to get out of the way before he blasted this at my camera):

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

and sometimes even some dancing:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Most days my hubby can nip home for lunch and today he has some extra time so after lunch we head outside for some bike riding lessons:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Two times a week, Arran has playgroup for a couple of hours so whilst he plays with friends, I technically get a chance to catch up on food shopping and housework.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Instead, I invariably head out with my camera or read up more about both the technical and creative side of photography. At the moment, I am doing Elle Walker‘s Fine Art and Visual Communication workshop which is keeping me very busy:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Then before I know it, it’s evening, Arran is home, I have dinner to prepare and a bath to run:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

A few times a month, the sky puts on a wonderful display: bright orange and red sunset or, like today, a gorgeous purple descent into dusk. Although I live in the middle of the city, I try and snap some pictures out of my window:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

Then it’s bedtime for Arran and some downtime for me and the hubs. Often I will catch up with Clickin Mom friends, do some more online learning and/or continue to practice my photography. This means embracing low light conditions or, if I am lucky, grabbing my camera for rare photography opportunities like this:

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

I usually hit the sack about 11pm and I am invariably always thankful for the opportunities I have had and the people that are in my life.

a day in the life | kat stewart photoKat Stewart, Scotland
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Katrina Stewart lives in the north-east of Scotland with her husband and son who was the initial motivation behind her learning photography. As a passionate hobbyist who loves natural light photography, her work is heavily influenced by the weather conditions in Scotland. Oftentimes, this means embracing low light and black and white photography.  Outwith photography, she loves to travel, in particular to South East Asia  which she says is a dream photography destination.

a day in the life | kat stewart photo

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39 Responses to “a day in the life | kat stewart”

  1. Mar 08 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Kat! Of course the pictures are great but your words, I adore. A nip! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Adele Humphries
    Mar 08 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Loved these glimpses of your life Kat! Your house looks gorgeous! Beautiful shots friend! x

  3. Mar 08 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m another mama that needs about 9 hours to function!
    Loved all your pictures :)

  4. Mar 08 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Love your share Kat!

  5. Mar 08 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Thanks for sharing your day. I enjoyed it! I also love the different perspectives too.

  6. Mar 08 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Loved reading about your day! Similar to my days with my little boy. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Kathryn Page
    Mar 08 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Loved reading more about you, Kat!!<3

  8. Mar 08 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I’m taking notes about the caffeine free tea for when you come visit ;) I LOVE this peek inside your daily life, Kat. Can’t wait to meet with you soon, in REAL life. <3

  9. Mar 08 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Katrina! Such a lovely series of photos :) Your home has such beautiful light!!!

  10. Mar 08 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Aww thank-you all. l just have to add that l waited for a sunny day to do my day in the life,at which my husband exclaimed – “Well that’s not really a typical day in the life for us in Scotland now, is it?”
    Anne, l cannot wait to meet you either. I’ll take some caffeine free tea with me. LOL.

  11. nicole
    Mar 08 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    I loved this, I have admired Kat’s work for awhile and enjoy her posts on the forums. I love your tidy and modern home, Kat!

  12. Mar 08 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Loved your “Day in the Life”. It feels like I was there!

  13. Anne Manning
    Mar 08 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    I want to come for a visit! Thanks for sharing, Kat. Arran is such a cutie.

  14. Mar 08 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Loved each and every picture, so beautiful and yes you are making Scotland look very sunny :-)

  15. Catherine R.
    Mar 08 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Very cool! Loved getting a peak into your life! And, yay for sunny days when you do get them!

  16. Mar 08 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Loved reading this and finding connection and shared experiences even with a hobbyist (like myself) who lives an ocean away. I like feeling like the whole world is covered with people I could relate to and share similar joys with.

  17. Mar 08 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Loved reading about your day Kat and I too have serious book envy.

  18. Mar 08 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Lovely pics Kat, amazing to see pictures of sunshine in Scoltland!

  19. Kira
    Mar 08 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Beautiful pictures, fun narrative. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Mar 08 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Loved seeing your day, Katrina!!!

  21. Mar 08 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Loved this glimpse in to your life Kat!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Mar 08 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Loved this Kat x

  23. Mar 08 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    This was a fabulous day Kat! I loved your writing too!! :)

  24. Mar 08 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Oh my goodness, thank-you ladies. Way to make a girl feel great.

  25. Pam
    Mar 08 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    I adore the shot of your husband and your on the bike, the sunfare is so beautiful!

  26. Mar 08 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Kat, I love this post! Thank you for sharing! I’m actually browsing that pile of books you photographed now on Amazon, lol.

  27. Mara
    Mar 08 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Loved getting to “know” you better Kat – the pictures are gorgeous! I love the one of you saying good bye to your husband!

  28. Mar 08 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    I drink caffeine tea too!! Starbucks has an incredible Vanilla Rooibos Latte you must try!! You can also buy it in the can; Tazo Teas.

    • Mar 08 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      Obviously, I got a little too excited and wrote caffeine without the “free” part. Pardon my excitement.

  29. Jessica Reischel
    Mar 08 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    What a fantastic shot of your husband and son bike riding. so sweet. lovely to read about you Kat!

  30. Mar 08 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    thanks for sharing… these are marvelous

  31. Karen Macleod
    Mar 09 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Beautiful photography and subjects ofcourse. I love the saying goodbye one, especially the tippy toes………..living in the land of giants I can relate too! Well done cousin, you are doing amazing things. There is so much love in these photos, you have to do a proper shoot with us, the kids and dogs, Love K xx

  32. Mar 10 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Thank-you all so much. l wish l could respond to you all individually. Nicole – thank-you! I teared up reading your feedback, it’s so lovely to hear that someone is inspired by your work, a huge compliment,
    Stephanie, l will have to keep a look out for those caffeine free options, l wonder if they are available in the uk.
    Heather, my absolute favourite is The Luminous Portrait by Elizabeth Messina, l have read and reread it many, many times.
    Cuz, your constant support and encouragement, is amazing! l gain a huge amount of confidence from it.

  33. Mar 10 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Love to read about your Kat! Your baby is so handsome and so big now! Wonderful story :)

  34. Mar 11 2013 at 3:24 am #

    This is fabulous, Kat! I loved spending the day with you :) And I really enjoyed the variety of perspectives in your shots. The “saying goodbye” one is just adorable!

  35. Mar 11 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I just loved spending the day with you, Kat. It would be so nice to come visit you. Beautiful images and I loved how you described the various moments in your day. Thank you for sharing!! <3

  36. Sarah
    Mar 13 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Beautiful pictures Kat! And I love your writing style too! You have managed to completely capture the energy of these particular moments in your day so, so well. Mark of a great photographer. Well done friend!!! x

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  38. Emily
    Mar 19 2013 at 11:08 am #

    What a crazy, fun life you have!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of it with us! :)

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