When I am in the realm of a shoot, I really try to put myself into the shoes of that person….what stage of life are they in, what will they want to look back on when they look at this period of life they were in. When I am working with couples that are engaged, it is easy for me to get wrapped up in the flirty love as I am married and still love flirting with my own husband after 6 years of marriage.
But working with a senior is completely different…and i love it for many reasons….
When I look at these two pictures I posted I see a beautiful girl, getting ready to embark on her last year of high school. A whole life ahead of her, dreams that she is ready to pursue and make come true. How do I as a photographer portray that in her pictures. I want to make her more than just beautiful, I want to capture that twinkle in her eye that screams excitement….I want to capture that look of uncertainty of the future, but, courage to fight for what she believes in. I want her to say with confidence….I am a child of God, made with purpose, unique, and dearly loved……
Sweet girl…don’t you ever forget my daughters innocent words…..”are you a princess?” Yes, YOU are a princess….a child of the King in Heaven!
Her smile lights up a whole room.
Each night once she is asleep I can not wait to see her bed head the next morning, her peppy personality, and sweet smile.
I do not post a lot about my kids, but, lately God has really been opening my eyes to really taking in the little moments with my kids. Running a successful business is fun, but never as rewarding as being a successful momma of two.
I have really been keening in on my daughters love languages. And it is so evident that she loves her quality time with me. When baby brother is napping, she will ask me to read to her, do puzzles with her, and of course tickler her. Those one on one moments with her will be cherished in my heart forever. And I pray they will be for her too.
As the days go by, and I realize how BIG my kids are getting, the more I want to squeeze them and freeze time so I can keep them all to myself.
I rarely ever get a picture of these two together because they are always going opposite directions.
But, my daughters sweet smile at her brother and my on the go baby boy captures who they are NOW, one day, this will no longer be.
So, on this days, picture a day, I got a little deep…but, honestly, these are some things that motherhood is to me…..