{real life} january in black and white

i'm excited to share that i'm part of a group of women that share photos of real life on the 10th of every month this year. documenting and finding beauty in the every day, good, bad, norm. these are the photos that i love to take. the things that happen all around me, and are beautiful moments that happen in our lives, the moments frozen in time when captured. i decided to stick to my favorite black and white images of january. 

there is a book we are reading at bedtime called the 'star child', and there is a lot of beauty in that book. the Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away. He marvels at the blue swirls of the ocean and the green land, a bright spot turning through the darkness of space. He wants to go to this wondrous place, but he ponders: What will that life be like? I found it my inspiration for many of the photos I took this month, and using that sense of wonder and newness in every day moments, and every day things. 

You will be plunged into Earth’s river of time,” his elders tell the Star Child.
There will be so much for you to learn and so much for you to feel—pleasure and fear, joy and disappointment, sadness and wonder.

hop over to Katie Brenkert's Everyday Moments page to see her january real life photos and continue on the blog circle. 




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prince family {tacoma maternity lifestyle photography}

i love being around pregnant woman. i can't go into it completely otherwise it will go on for pages (!) but they are magical and i love photographing them. i also have been experimenting with 'flaws',, purposefully blurring and softening images, focusing on other parts of the image, maybe trying to insight a particular feeling or mood. this is shooting much like i did in the past back when i was in film school ~ i was always the mood seeker..., going with what i feel, emotively photographing, overexposing, underexposing, composing with negative spaces and lines....this is kind of - roll with me, like parenthood and birth...i'm liking this comparison.

there is technically correct exposure, and perhaps compositions, but much like film cameras, so much art is created within the spaces of what is considered 'correct' and 'perfect'. i love documenting and i love creating emotions through images even more. feel like i'm sinking back into myself the more i am behind the lens, the more i am peeling away from the kids, and going back and re creating myself again doing what i wholeheartedly LOVE. 

summer farm moments {tacoma photography}

There is a rhythm pumping through every vein of the universe. Call it Divine Spirit, call it God, call it the creative power of nature. The rhythm is taken up by the sun, the grass, the children at play. Eternal heartbeat.
— Shea Darian "Seven Times the Sun"

glimpses of an outdoor summer camp run by the tacoma waldorf school, outside all day in the wonderful pacific northwest air, nestled underneath mount rainier. 

all images are © tania kristy photography. please do not take images without permission and credit. 

The Kim Family | Tacoma Family Photojournalism

so i came for dinner, a very important yet typical event that happens with Shannon and her family. She is pregnant with her third son, and her boys are a riot. Her oldest, Liam, he reminds me of my oldest. He is very social, eager to help in the kitchen, and loves to comment on the little things that us adults tend to miss. I also witnessed some tree trimming issues and i got to talk story with Shannon's parents, i mulled over the things in their home, eyed a ship that is actually made in Indonesia, and a very cool old radio with the names of Seattle's top radio stations. Shannon has gone to culinary school, and her parents use to own a restaurant. They are a happy bunch, and it's good to find families that spend time together, cook together, eat together. here just a few...

The Stewart Family | Tacoma Family Photojournalism

i came over to see what dinner was like with the stewart family. henry is quite a light. 

warmth, tania