I knew it would happen and it did.  I have officially become tired of this project.  It’s ok, though.  I am not afraid of this inevitable stage.  It was bound to happen as does frequently with anything requiring a long-term commitment on my part.  It’s simply an opportunity to re-invest and re-invigorate myself.  As I often tell my children, boredom is the key to creativity. This is part of the adventure of photography.  An adventure that keeps me learning, exploring, and growing both professionally and personally.  Both as an artist and a technician.  Although my growth curve is long and methodical, it is there and I see it.  I see the development of a style that is now becoming recognizable to others. I see consistency in my images and a high level of technical achievement.  I see experimentation and fun.  I see emotion and connection.  I see my story.  Do you?

Week 34

Switzerland family photographerOur first and only trip to the pool this summer.  My little guy learned lots of tricks on the new diving platform at the lake this summer and was keen on trying them on a proper diving board.  I am in awe of the power of his little body.  Aubonne, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerStuff happens.  Especially in my home.  A LOT of stuff happens!  St-Prex, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerOh, gosh.  Be still my heart!  This might be one of the most special images I have taken of my family so far this year.  One of my goals with this project is to finish the year with 12 really great images.  Could this one be a contender?  I love the sun flare and his connection to the camera.  These shot are NOT easy to take and I was laying on the ground under the swingset hoping he didn’t kick me! Prangins, SwitzerlandSwitzerland travel photographerEnd of the day sun and smoke.  A magical combination.  St-George, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerThree out of four of us like to shop.  Guess which one doesn’t.  Lausanne, SwitzerlandSwitzerland nature photographerFreelensing in the forest.  Yes, we find shells in the forest – lots of them!  St-George, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerNew school, new teacher, new classroom, new classmates. This is what the REAL first day of school looks like for many kids, I suspect.        St-Prex, Switzerland


Week 35Switzerland family photographerI turn off a lot of lights in my house.  St-Prex, Switzerland.  From the “Ghost Mom” series.Switzerland family photographerI continue to focus on shadow and reflection as a way of capturing interesting images in full sun. Prangins, SwitzerlandSwitzerland nature photographerSpiders are a staple of town life.  St-Prex, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerWe took the train to Lausanne to visit a proper bookstore and she bought her first book in two years after reading on her Kindle since we moved to Switzerland.  She was so happy!  Lausanne, SwitzerlandSwitzerland travel photographerA creative twist on a shot I’ve taken dozens of times – the lake boat arriving at the port.  For this shot, I set my prism under my lens and turned it until I got this lovely rainbow effect.  Prisms are really affordable and super-fun to play with.  You can achieve similar effects with other simple objects like the surface of your cell phone or discarded chandelier crystals.  St-Prex, Switzerland.Switzerland family photographerHe got to pick out a new French book to read with Papa, although what he really wanted was a new Lego book. Lausanne, SwitzerlandSwitzerland family photographerLong exposures create a mysterious effect that I love. St-Prex, Switzerland

Kate Cuénoud is a family adventure and travel photographer and photo editor based in the Lake Geneva / Lac Leman region of Switzerland.


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