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valentine wishes


I’ve begun working on a project that focuses on the friendships kids have in their middle and high school years. The video below shows just a glimpse of that story.   I have to admit,  I find it kind of fun hanging out with kids this age. There are moments when I’m reminded of what it was like back in high school, hanging out with friends after school, making plans and basically spinning in your own universe.  For most of us, the memories are fun as well as bittersweet . . . and unbelievably, a really (really)  long time ago (as my daughter likes to gleefully remind me).


valentine cookies from Julia Arstorp on Vimeo.

a good year


Looking back at last year’s work  is always fun . . . and a good distraction since we’re in the midst of  battling the flu in our home along with snow and ridiculously cold weather!  When I was pulling together images for this 2014  video, I knew my favorites would be  ones that captured a mood, moment or personality of  a particular age. And looking at these images made me realize how quickly the year went by and how quickly our kids move through childhood.  It all passes so quickly. Photographs are important.

Many thanks to everyone, parents and kids alike, who worked  with me this past year.   It was a fun year and a good year.


2014 work from Julia Arstorp on Vimeo.



Goodbyes to good friends.