Songs of Life | Jungle Gym

Each month I participate in a photography personal project entitled Songs of Life with a group of photographer friends of mine. We capture images of our personal lives in a lifestyle or documentary style of photography, inspired by a different song each month. For these photos, our goal is to capture our real lives as we are living it, attempting to create images that capture life as it unfolds, rather than more posed portraits.

This month’s inspiration was the song “Jungle Gym” by Jack Johnson. When I listened to this song, I knew that I wanted to document Bella downtown in the city. Bella loves exploring downtown, and she especially loves riding the street car. The song describes how the bustle of the city provides a fun and exciting backdrop for children’s imaginations to soar. The city is the jungle gym, with so much to explore and so much fun and excitement to be had. Our trip downtown suited this song perfectly.

1X8A0961blog1X8A1055blogbw1X8A1038blogbwThis dress was made for twirling. Doesn’t everyone dance on the street car?


1X8A1379blogShe makes friends wherever she goes!


“Look at this big great world that we’re living in
There’s lots of fun to be had on these streets
We can take a ride just you and me
It’s a jungle gym.”

Please continue on in our blog circle to see how Chrissy Mazer interpreted this month’s song!

  • Chrissy - Sharon my goodness. This little girl is going to have a STUNNING album of her childhood to look back on when she’s grown up.

    Your images always push me to strive for greatness in my own work. Thank you for that.ReplyCancel

  • Lucy Sandeen - Oh my gosh, Sharon. You continue to outdo yourself!
    Someday I want to fly to where you are and have you photograph Elayna. I just love your perspective.

  • Sharon Richardson Spall - Thank you Lucy! I would LOVE for you to come see me!! The girls would have so much fun together! Avoid coming in the summer. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Sara Hamilton McFeaters - These photos are beautiful! Bella twirling on the streetcar? Bella making friends with the police officers? Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Lexi Green - I’m pretty sure your daughter might be the cutest thing in the whole world!!!!ReplyCancel

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