I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons. Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal. I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much! I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me. So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed. The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel). So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!
I love the crispness of my sons eyes and the smoothness of the background in this image. The classic simplicity of the white tank along with his sun bleached and wind blown hair just make me smile. More importantly though, this picture reminds me that my baby boy is growing into such a little man–and that is really why I love it so much! His last year of pre-school started today, and kindergarten is right around the corner–I know how quickly time passes these days. While I know kindergarten is not THAT big a deal, I really feel like it’s a landmark in our lives that will change us forever (not in a bad way, just a different way). It starts real school, and real responsibilities that will last the rest of his childhood. Things will always be a little less care free, and my time with him will inevitably become more limited. So what to do? Try to make the most of this last year before we are tied down by the school calendar and carried away to a world that’s just a little bit more “grown up”. Try to enjoy each stage of your children’s lives for exactly what it is. My kids can drive me crazy right now with all the attention they want, but it won’t be long before they are doing more and more on their own. Today is a good reminder for me to enjoy what we have and where we are at right now, so that we don’t have to look back with regret on the things we didn’t appreciate enough at the time. Give your kiddos a hug and kiss, and take a few minutes to do whatever they want to with them so you can get a little bit lost in their world–whatever that is right now! Happy Friday!