Sham of the Perfect is an international collective of photographers who are passionate about both family documentary photography and being mothers. Our intent is to tear down the sham of perfection shown in more idyllic work and present life, motherhood, families, childhood, and home as it actually is; full of flaws and full of beauty simultaneously. Come see more: www.shamoftheperfect.com
Here is what 2015 looked like for me...
In August of 2014 I took my first photography class and learned how to shoot in manual mode. One month later I was taking my second course, Visual Storytelling with Molly Flanagan at the Define school. I would have never guessed that a few months later I would be part of an incredible project called Sham Of The Perfect. An amazing group of talented photographers from around the world would submit a photo every week of the beauty of their everyday reality. No posing, no yelling don't move or can you stand here please... just a real moment frozen in time.
I can't believe I completed a 52 photo project! If it wasn't for the wonderful group of contributors, I don't think I would have ever accomplished this. They have been so supportive and a great source of inspiration as well. I am so happy they accepted such a rookie to the group and it surely made me work really hard every week to get a shot I was proud to share. This project has pushed me to pick up my camera almost every day and it has helped me grow as a photographer- for that I am super grateful. Most importantly I am so looking forward to continuing with this project in 2016. So be sure to check out the Sham Of The Perfect website at least every Monday and then again once a month for our monthly favourite, plus all the other amazing content we have planned. If you aren't following my photography page on Facebook, come and like it as I share all my photo adventures there: Celina Bailey Photography.
So here you have a compilations, an inside look at my family's life as it was once a week from January 1st to December 31st 2015. We went through 4 seasons, I broke my camera and happily upgraded for a full frame and we went from a small apartment to our first beautiful home. All in all it was a good and busy year.