Tonight I was sitting at my dining room table looking through a course I recently purchased from Clickin' Moms. This particular course focuses on the "storyteller" and looking around in your everyday life to find moments in time that are special or fleeting. As I sit here, after trying to take numerous photos of my very active 17 month old son in our backyard, I look over to see him playing. Playing by himself, which rarely happens. And I see him standing there with a football in his hand and waving "bye bye" to his trusty one of a kind blanket that is piled on the floor. He then put his football in his little chair at his little child sized table and then covered it with his blanket. I sit here smiling as I watch him, realizing and witnessing his imagination start to develop, and I smile. I wanted to run and grab my camera, but I know this will disrupt this short moment so I just sat and watched. There was something about that moment that made my eyes water and filled me with emotion, he's growing up so fast. He changes everyday and I am so lucky to be able to witness these changes and to document them with my camera. Sometimes we forget how short life is, and sometimes one silly action and our raw emotion can bring us back to whats important. It's strange how we find realization in such short and fleeting moments.
My son is my world, my center of gravity, my reason, my happiness. He fuels my momentum and my desire to succeed.
I am a photographer, a mother, a wife.
I've been contemplating what direction I was going to take with my blog, as you can see I only have one post. Do I focus on my clients and share their story, do I focus on my own journey as a photographer? Tonight I found my inspiration playing in my living room; my son, Max. Tonight I've made a decision to document my day to day life as a photographer and a mother of an active little boy and how my two favorite things collide.
Here are a few shots from today.