Life {Unscripted} |Vol. 22| June-stories of a playground


June. It’s finally summer, and our days are filled with greasy sunscreened, gritty, sweaty, dirty fun. When my kids aren’t in front of a video game or playing soccer (which to be honest has sorta taken over our lives), they are here in the back yard; the playground. A few years ago we were in desperate need of something bigger in the yard for our kids to play on. It was time to graduate from the plastic playhouse to something the older kids could use. A friend of a friend had this playground in good condition that she was giving away. Umm, score! It was disassembled, reassembled, cleaned, screws tightened, and sand box filled. It wasn’t perfect, but it was perfect for us. Fast forward a few years and like a favorite stuffed animal, it is showing serious signs of wear and love. Over the winter the canopy over the “clubhouse” fell off, the stain on the wood is wearing, and it has a definite sway when the kids are swinging high enough to touch the clouds. It is almost time to retire it. My oldest rarely uses it except to play catch from the highest point or to kick a soccer ball over it. But the girl and the middle haven’t quite gotten to that point….and as long as they still use it and until it actually falls to the ground, I think we’ll keep it. Memories have been made here. Bodies and muscles have grown here. Scratches and bruises and car races and sand castles and stories have happened here. Moments. Moments my children will remember from their childhood. And I am so blessed to have been able to document these moments.








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  • June 28, 2016 - 8:48 pm

    AnnMarie - Ahh courtney I just love the tones in this entire set! So earthy and vibrant and that pink hair is my absolute FAV!!!ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2016 - 7:58 pm

      momentologiephotography - I’m living vicariously through her, AnnMarie!!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 11:42 am

    Stacey Muniz - I adore that you focused on this. I can see a really cool series maybe?! Either way, this post is so stunning. I love how you captured the future nostalgia <3ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2016 - 7:57 pm

      momentologiephotography - Yes, definitely a series! And I am going to make books out of all of these, for my children to cherish forever!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    April Kraus - You’re children are stunningly beautiful. Just like their mama. And your colorrrrr! You know I love your black & whites, but you are killin it with color, my friend!ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2016 - 7:56 pm - I have a new love affair with color. Thanks, friend!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    Chrissy - These are ah-ma-zing! Such gorgeous color and love how you set tells such a story. Beautifully done!ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2016 - 7:56 pm

      momentologiephotography - My heart is always drawn to the story. Thank you, Chrissy!ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    tiffany - These tones are just so mmmmm! I love it all, the ware of the playground, the feet shots, all the movement. These are just brilliant!ReplyCancel

    • June 29, 2016 - 7:55 pm

      momentologiephotography - Thank you so much! (and I love her feet!) 😉ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    tess runion - I love this post. I have looked at this so many times now. The way you see everything is amazing. This is a very powerful set!!!ReplyCancel

    • July 12, 2016 - 12:41 pm

      momentologiephotography - Thank you, thank you Tess!!! My heart is all in. <3ReplyCancel

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