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The Witching Hour, Revisited

Adam and Amanda welcomed me into their home at 5:30 p.m. on a weeknight, a time often called "the witching hour" by parents with young children. I watched as dinnertime, their family walk, and bath time unfolded. In the midst of the chaos, I found inspiration and beauty.
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Life. It happens when the camera is usually put away. You know the moments I am talking about... the kids refusing to eat dinner, the cluttered table that makes way for a quick family meal, the stinky diapers, the evening walks with kids running in different directions, the sweaty dog, the over-splashed baths, all of it.

Adam and Amanda welcomed me into their home at 5:30 p.m. on a weeknight, a time often called "the witching hour" by parents with young children. I watched as dinnertime, their family walk, and bath time unfolded. By allowing me to photograph their evening, the family gave all of us a sneak peak into their typical evening routine. In the midst of the chaos, I found inspiration and beauty.

Sometimes it takes stepping away from our own life to appreciate the beauty that exists alongside our blessed chaos. Check out Adam and Amanda's silly, loving, and most of all, honest everyday life. If you are anything like me, these images will inspire you to see the beauty that surrounds your own life as well.

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Stacey Steinberg is an attorney, a photographer, and a mom. Follow her on Facebook.

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