At the last minute all three girls decided to change what they were wearing for Halloween this year. We were running late and the sun was going down but I still got some sweet pictures of my little monsters.
Ginny is my first kid to take a real interest in learning about photography. We are letting her use my old rebel to practice on. Right now we are working on focus and next up will be the exposure triangle.
One day mommy took pictures of you as you played in your room alone. This is actually a rare occurrence. Usually you play in there with one or more of your big sissies. I should photograph that some day. It will be total chaos, but real.
Yes, you are still in a crib. You do know how to climb out but for the most part you don’t.
Your daddy hates it when you sit like this. He’s worried it isn’t good for you. So when we catch you we tell you to sit straight and you will comply. But this is how you want to sit.
You get this leg crossing from my side of the family. I love it
When you go to sleep you lie on your stomach and bounce your head on the mattress. You get that from dad.
Well, I guess you are a typical 2-year-old. trying to escape and putting weird things in your mouth. You have started licking your sisters and they are equal parts delighted and disgusted.
Love this picture of you my sweet, sweet boy.
I have loved photography since I was in high school a million years ago. But once I had kids my love of photography took on a whole other dimension. My children became my muses. I want to capture beautiful pictures that are well executed but more importantly I want to capture images that we help me remember this time in our lives. Something I have been doing lately is making lists of things about my children and our lives that I want to remember. I then take that list and build photo sessions around them. This is also a question I ask to my lifestyle clients – “what are some cute things (or maybe not so cute) that your kids do right now that you want to remember?”
Every morning my 2 youngest and I put on some tunes and dance around. Sadly someone introduced them to this gummy bear song and that is the only song my son wants to listen to, over and over again. But I love these little dance sessions and I wanted to capture that memory.
One thing that my son does right now is throws everything out of the bottom drawer in the kitchen and plays in it. It actually drives me crazy but I know I will want to remember all these funny things about him.
I have a lot of other things on my list (here are a few):
A picture of each of my kids sleeping in their beds at night
The way my oldest opens her mouth so amazingly wide when she is excited
The way my second daughter scrunches up her cute little nose
My husband wrestling with my kids (this is one of those things that actually drives me crazy)
This is important. Because face it: One day we are going to get old (that’s already happening over here). And we are going to forget these things. These pictures will be a gateway to our past. I can just imagine pouring over these pictures when my children are grown and being so grateful to have these moments preserved.
So what’s on your list? What quirky habit will you document this week? What expression will you capture?