I hold pictures very dear to me, I always have. I remember “reading” magazines. I would flip through each page and study the photographs. Framing stood out to me the most. Posing came second and then the setting/scene. I’d rate each picture in my head for how well it was composed and executed. In order for what the photographer was trying to convey, it all had to work. I’d turn to the next page, skimming over each picture and repeating my process. I’d find inspiration and dream up ideas of how I would have taken it. I believe that was my first introduction to portraiture and where my love for traditional portraiture and creative editorial style comes from. On a side note- I still read magazines like that.
Photographs also trigger my memory. You’re probably saying it does the same for you, duh, but I mean I forget moments as quickly as they happen. There was a time when you wouldn’t see me without my camera in hand, my canon point and shoot, attached to my wrist. I documented everything and now I look back and am so thankful.
These pictures captured of my little Eden at 13 months, documented an ordinary day that turned into an adventure watching her explore the grounds and her surroundings. It was her first time on bleachers and she was very leery. You can see her intensity in some images and hesitation in another. She’d only been walking for almost a month and was doing quite well. The picture of her sitting on the bleachers I begged for her to look at mommy and smile, but of course, she looked up at me with a pout instead. That picture will always hold that special memory for me, the one where she understood what I was asking and purposely wouldn’t do it.
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