Days of You and Me started as a blog I wrote for my children and our extended family who live states away from us. I wrote about parenting, birth, yoga, and the environment. In fact, Days of You and Me was once called Green Mamma. I wrote reviews about healthy and green products for babies and children, and I also thought about how safe our day to day lives are and would be for our children. Because I was documenting my children’s lives, I also shared my photography of them.
Over time, as my children have gotten older, I have had less and less time to write daily, weekly or even monthly. Nine years later I stop in and post a few photos from a major life event, like kindergarten graduation or traveling to Italy. With each passing year, I share less and less about my children and their personal lives because as much as I want to share the good parts of our lives and hopefully inspire other families and parents to have loving, creative and positive experiences together, I also know that my children’s privacy is above all else a sacred thing.
Aside from writing, photography is my method for storytelling. I have made my living from working as both a freelance and studio photographer for over 7 years. My portfolio can be viewed at http://www.jessicamonte.com
As my photography business has grown, I learn more and my desire to help others prompted me to start teaching photography. As part of my efforts to share my love for photography with others, I have built an educational website called Mastering Manual: http://www.masteringmanual.com
At this point, I keep Days of You and Me to continue sharing the big moments in my family’s life with our extended family and with those of you who share my interests: family, parenting, photography, storytelling, seeing, giving, and sharing.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by.