Watching the big kids play outside and so desperately wanting to break free and join them. xo
He’s almost like his little “mini-me” to the point where I sometimes wonder how it would have been had they both been babies together, side by side. Instead, they are 9 years apart and in some ways seemingly identical. As a mom, it’s such a joy to be able to watch the bonds between my kids grow like this and it makes me so grateful that life is the way it is. xo
With a background in literacy, I wanted to foster a love for reading within my children from a young age so naturally, making pictures that tell a story of my children with a book in their hands is pretty special to me. ❤📚 In my upcoming breakout, I will be sharing some video footage with specifics on the making of this image and how I utilized the late afternoon light within this little corner of my dark home in order to highlight or draw attention to the pages of the book and some of the features within my Joey’s face. Join me in March for this and so much more in “Making Pictures that Tell the Stories of Everyday Life”!
The relationships between my children are such a strong focus within the pictures I try to make of our everyday life. There is a certain element of awareness among each of them when the camera is around so I try to step back and capture their closeness during moments when it is least prompted. This approach has allowed me to recognize that my children don’t necessarily have to be touching within the images I capture in order to tell a story of connection. For example, during Charlie’s sink bath, Cassidy’s watchful hand along the stream of water running from the faucet while he plays, tells me of her nurturing and attentive relationship with her brother. I am sharing more on this specific image and capturing honest connections within my children in my upcoming Click Pro Breakout that will go live this March with Click Photo School and Clickin Moms “Making Pictures that Tell the Stories of Everyday Life.” Be on the look out for the live run as I hope each of you will join me for a great time of learning, growth and inspiration.
Three.years.later. “No life is more important than another and nothing is without purpose. Nothing.”
(Beverly Penn of Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale)