American Bedroom - Whole lotta Love in Westbrook / by Barbara Peacock

One of the things I find so fascinating about this project is that each experience is so completely different.  Not disimilar to opening a mysterious gift. 

 

Each scene unravels with the newnest of the people, the place and the light. Often I do a location scout and check the light. That is what I was doing this day although that changed when I walked in the door and saw the whole family, bathed in morning light, sitting on the couch plaing video games and watching TV.  I said, ' Mary, I think I'd like to just shoot.' She was very genrous and said that was fine. 

Sunday morning.

Sunday morning.

I heard there was a turtle in the bathroom...

...and hampsters

and a few cats...

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...and a dog.....

...and a dog.....

The girls showed me their room and then wanted to braid their Mom's hair. I began to notice how very sweet the girls were and how much love they have for their Mom.

Meanwhile Jr was anxious to show me his room which was in the livingroom closet.

Meanwhile Jr was anxious to show me his room which was in the livingroom closet.

Next stop was Mom's bedroom where everyone just plunked right in. The kids just showered Mom with hugs and kisses...and everyone wanted her for their own. I was touched by how affectionate they all were and clearly how much the kids adore her.

The kids all collect Magic cards and they were very excited to show me their favorites!

 

It wasn't too long before boyhood took over.

It wasn't too long before boyhood took over.

It all ended back at the TV.

Ya, just a smidge of danger with this one!!

Parting shots. They had fun and want me to come back!

Parting shots. They had fun and want me to come back!

See you all soon!!