One Morning with Shannon (Monroe, CT)

“One Morning” is a documentary photography project done in partnership with Fairfield County Mom’s Blog. It is a rare an intimate peek into the everyday lives of moms, one morning at a time.

Shannon's "One Morning" session was very different from all the previous ones I've photographed simply because her kids are much older. They are past the toddler stage and fully understand the weight of the situation. A photographer is documenting their morning. That's both strange and fascinating for a little child!

Nevertheless, Shannon and her kids were little troopers getting ready for a fun day out on the town (you have to fully enjoy the summer vacation, right?). I loved watching the elaborate breakfast preparation by Mom, the careful chocolate-chip pancake decoration by big sis, the slow eating process by little brother, oh, and all the other super-special things that make their family's morning routine totally unique. But mostly, the kids playing together and having fun as a family gives me some hope for siblings everywhere...

And don't forget to read Shannon's post about her morning on Fairfield County Mom's Blog.