Every time I pick up my camera, my goal is to capture moments honestly. I choose not to tidy up first, or make everything look perfect. I am well aware that on the surface, not everything looks beautiful to everyone. But to me, when moments are captured authentically, and time is frozen, the image is beautiful. Despite the mess, chaos, nose picking,etc. in these images, to me, they are a very honest look into our everyday lives. We play... messy. We have friends over and create more messes, all the while making beautiful memories. And although large messes REALLY stress me out, I will look back at these photos and recognize just how beautiful our messy life truly was.