The April #photographing happiness theme is STORY.

All photographs tell a story but for some reason, I put extra pressure on myself to decide what story I wanted to tell first, to plan it out. I know now that I should have been photographing the story that presented itself to me, rather than trying to force one.

I didn’t take a whole lot of photos this month but I think the ones I did take, tell my day-to-day life story. We had some adventures with my Mother who visited from overseas, Easter with our daughter, a four-year-old’s birthday party and a few shots I took for my blog.

Has anyone read “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*$k” by Mark Manson? He talks about how anxiety is on the rise and links it to social media. He says we compare our ‘average’ lives with everyone else’s highlight reel so we worry that our average life doesn’t stack up. We stress. When instead we should be celebrating our perfectly average lives because we are lucky to have them. I feel lucky when I look at these.

Shot on a Cannon 70D, edited in Picmonkey.

Author: dawnrieniets

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4 thoughts on “Photographing Happiness: Telling A Story

  1. I love the pics! Perfect xx

    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 1:57 am
    1. Thanks Legend!

      Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:43 am
  2. I’m reading The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck right now!! Great book. Miss you & love seeing your pictures.

    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 1:59 am
    1. Love the book so much! So many highlights. I think I need to re-read it. xoxo

      Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:43 am