December and January I refocused my photographer on the soul behind it. My family. That meant fewer clients and more time to explore. More time to explore the light, the emotions, and capture the wee details of my little kids before they slipped away.
We spent the holiday season at our home away from home in Singapore, desperately missing our family and traditions at home in Naperville, Illinois. With only a few more months left with our time in Singapore we're in a tangle of emotions. Grasping on to the friends and aspects we love in Singapore but yearning for the comforts and routine of our own permanent home. A lot of my recent posts have been and will be of our lives here. Celebrating our swan song in Singapore.
My own kids go through a range of emotions when it comes to having their pictures taken by me (if it's another photographer they are in love with the idea). With some fresh superhero costumes from Christmas however, it didn't take much convincing to get the kids into our ominous carpark for some serious superhero family photos. There was some argument over the costume choices, but with our masks in hand and a homemade Optimus Prime costume on my husband we banded together, pushed the shutter button and our superhero family photo was immortalized in time. It may have taken more than just one shutter push, run, pose, repeat sequence, but the result is fun and reminiscent of our adventures during this time of the kids lives. Exactly my goal each time I take my camera out.
I'm sure there will be plenty more family selfies before we leave Singapore. We are certainly looking forward to restarting the chapter of our lives back in the Naperville, Chicago area and bringing Carrie Cheng Photography back to life there.
Watch out Naperville, we're coming.