It probably sounds corny to say that I dream about photography, but I really do. I have these vivid dreams where I’m walking in the forest or up a big hill and suddenly I find the most perfect location with the best light. I’ll look down at my side and magically my camera is there to capture it.
Last weekend my final mini-session of the day was exactly the kind of session I dream about. The setting was lush and green, and the light from the setting sun was sublime. And from the moment I met Sarah and her daughter, I felt an instant connection, like I knew them already somehow. Sarah’s mom referred to her daughter as ‘magic’ and this struck me as the perfect word to describe this little girl, with her compelling eyes and an (almost!) unstoppable smile.
When my kids were babies, it used to drive me crazy when a perfect stranger would come up to me and say, “Oh, enjoy it while it lasts…” or “It all goes by so fast!”
Easy for them to say on a full night’s sleep, right?
I have just one sibling, so I can’t say I know what it’s like to be the middle child. But I have heard it’s not always easy. You’re not the oldest, first to try everything and setting the course, and you’re not the baby of the family anymore. You’re always stuck in the middle.
But after meeting a certain four year old middle child this past weekend, I am pretty sure there is a Darwinian process that occurs when you’re the second of three kids. You adapt, forming a wonderfully fabulous personality, so you cannot possibly be overlooked. At least that is the case with Emily.
This fun in the sun family is easy to write about, because they are good friends and close neighbors of my family. Not only are they wonderful people, but their son is one of my son’s closest friends at school.
The fun in the sun continues with a little boy who wins the award for best facial expressions ever. If you remember the last time I saw this family, you know I have a thing for babies with perfectly round bald heads. I was pretty excited to see that this guy hasn’t added too much hair, but boy has he grown up and is almost starting to walk already! (more…)