“She who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying”- Friedrich Nietzsche
Meet Isla and her mom + dad! I had the pleasure of photographing Isla when she was just days old, and WOW now here we are a year later!!! Isla played shy at first but was quick to warm up to me, she LOVED playing in the leaves and once she discovered how fun it was, good luck trying to get her to sit still! It was so fun to watch her discover these new things, and to watch her parents watch her do it with such happiness and pride on their faces. These are moments worth capturing, I’m not always worried about getting the perfect shot where everyone is looking and smiling, I mean yes I always try for that, but sometimes my most favorite images are the ones of you just being YOU. Every time I would call Isla, I would hold up a leaf to get her attention and she’d point and say “what’s dis” and make the cutest “OH face”. I said to her parents, you forget all the little faces and expressions they make when they are little, and it’s true, my kids are only 8 and 5 and I do that all the time when I look back at photos! So one day when they look at these photographs it’ll bring a flood of memories back to them. ” Oh ya remember she used to make that face when….” Often times when kids are small they won’t sit still and smile at the camera and do what we say, the more we say do this, they do that, and THAT’S OK! They are their own little person, and I always try to tell my clients that it’s ok, to not be sorry that they don’t want to picked up or want to just run around . I can only ask that they trust that I will still get images they will be in love with.
Isla did give me some great smiling shots and was so fun to watch, her, walking in the leaves was like watching Bambi walk for the first time. Simply adorable.
Thank you for allowing me to share this milestone in your lives I appreciate clients like you so very much, it’s been so special to see your family grow over the past year:)
So what Im saying is don’t always worry about getting the perfect smiling shot, worry about getting images that are real and what is “NOW”… so when you say… “back then”… you remember.