First World


“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ “~ Sydney Harris.

I love photographing other people and witnessing the stage of life they’re at. I love watching parents of newborns and seeing their sleepy amazement and new sense of concern/worry for their itty-bitty babies. I enjoy capturing the moments of expectant parents as they wait, wait, wait to welcome baby from from its safe cocoon.  The toddler photoshoots are also fun as I have to be quick with capturing moments so my shutterspeed is high for these sessions as toddlers are known to stop and admire something for a second, and then off they go again!

The last couple of  weeks I had a few photoshoots which I really enjoyed and will blog some of those images soon. I also had some first world problems.

I’ve dropped my iPhone before, but this time at a photoshoot I dropped my iPhone onto a beautiful red brick path to pick it up to see a spider web of glass as a screen. En route to another photoshoot, my car had trouble. And on the eve of another photoshoot, I caught a cold and didn’t want to spread germs, especially to a newborn. Triple Sigh!

But these are “first world problems” so I’m grateful for good health and all the other important things that matter, things that people usually blog about, etc etc!

And upon seeing the bright side, I found a highschool graduate online who fixed my iPhone screen for half the price of an Apple Store. I didn’t realize he was so young but apparently he had just finished highschool and takes iPhones apart for fun! My car broke down conveniently next to a very helpful policeman at a Marta Station. Luckily, my cold is gone and I managed to get some nice images from the newborn photoshoot too, so all’s well that end’s well.

Picture from an impromptu swim below.

photo 3 (4)

photo 2 (3)

“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (Quran 94:5)


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012), an an infant (August 2017) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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