Ask any photographer and they’ll tell you that photographing your own kids is way harder than anyone else’s. Try photographing 5 of your own.
Well, I realized earlier this year that in some ways I had just kind of given up. I mean, I take lots of pictures at home (mostly with my phone) and a few at the milestone times, dance recitals, etc. But as far as taking them on an actual photo shoot (with “the big camera”), that hasn’t happened in…well, a very long time. It’s pitiful. Especially for a professional photographer like myself who is often jabbering on about how you have to take their pictures now because they grow so fast!
So I’m here with yet another photography goal this year. I am taking each of my kids individually out for their own personal photo shoot/date with mom. I’m tossing away any idea that the photos will be perfect, and am often just letting them take the lead. It’s an opportunity for me to capture who they are right now…because I know…they really do grow up so fast!
This is my oldest. He’s such a creative and smart kid. He’s the kind that’s really pushed my limits as a mom. I’m just so proud of him and I love watching who he’s becoming. He chose to bring along some Legos on our photo shoot and rather than make a spaceship or dragon like he usually does at home, he wanted to make a Lego brick…out of Legos (creative, I tell ya). And of course there was plenty of tree climbing and silly faces too. Love this boy.