In November 2006, Jason Lee of San Ramon, Calif., started a personal blog chronicling the lives of his daughters, Kristin and Kayla. His mother had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and wasn’t able to see her granddaughters on a regular basis for fear she might catch any cold or sniffles they might be harboring, so he wanted to ensure she could still enjoy them as much as possible. His mom is still fighting today, and Jason has continued honoring his promise of documenting his girls to cheer up their grandmother via a photo journal.
The results are nothing short of s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r. From flying bicycles and Angry Birds, his work is beyond magical (thanks to his background as a professional photographer, and also the wonders of Photoshop) — and the stories that accompany the images give further access to the full life of two lively little girls. The beautiful photos of his daughters by wife Selina are interspersed with giggle-worthy images that capture the playful and joyful spirit of the clearly loving family.
Take a look at Kristin and Kayla as seen by their dad Jason, and decide for yourself if you’ve ever witnessed more whimsical and marvelous childhood images captured on film:
All images and captions courtesy of Jason Lee and JWL Photography
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