So this is a first for me. After being a photographer (and a mom) for years, this is the first time I’ve ever blogged my own family, or anything personal for that matter. Maybe it seemed self-indulgent or arrogant – as if I assume that people care what my kids, husband, and I do on camping trips. Now I see that I might have been wrong! Maybe sharing some personal work is a good way to connect the online world with my real one somehow? Although I’m on all the social media outlets (why are there so many???) I’m still a fairly private person when it comes to my real life. I’ll probably continue to keep it that way but hey – maybe it’s time to share a little more. There’s nothing fancy or overly exciting about these photos from our Bruce Peninsula Camping trip but I hope you’ll enjoy checking out a part of our life that doesn’t get shown online all that much.
This time together at Bruce Peninsula National Park and Tobermory was exactly what I needed at almost halfway through my wedding season. We hiked, swam, got eaten alive, and played together for 3 days; then went home smelly and exhausted. It was awesome.
Sloane spent her time dancing in the campground, having conversations with the water, running down trails, and then complaining that her legs were tired. Jack conquered his fear of catching the frisbee, climbed every rock in sight, and laughing/splashing in the ice-cold Georgian Bay water. Watching 5 year old kids explore nature might be one of the best things I’ve witnessed to date. Seems so simple, but I think we should probably all be aiming to see our world the way they do and take it in with wonder!
Anyway, I put away my iPhone for the weekend and put the ol’ Fuji XT2 to use. Here are a few snapshots from our family album, I hope you enjoy them! Bruce Peninsula Camping | Tobermory | Bruce Peninsula National Park | Family Photojournalism