Wife | Mother | Photographer
I'd love to bottle up the feeling of my son's hand on my shoulder while he's on my hip. The details of my daughter's fingers twirling her hair. The squeal of excitement on Christmas morning. The pride in watching them grow to be independent.
This is what I photograph.
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In my previous post, I’d talked about how work had been crazy and I hadn’t seen non-work friends in a while. The same goes for my family. Father’s Day was the first time I’d seen my brother and his family since Thanksgiving! By the time we shipped Scoob!, we were all in lockdown and fearful of spreading germs.
My parents have a cottage at Blue Jack and it is a kid’s DREAM to be there. Water slide, splash pad, play place.. you name it! And for the adult dream, they have a signature drink called the Jackhammer which is basically a twist on a vodka lemonade and it is to DIE for! Of course, being pregnant, I only had the lemonade and it was sad. Many jackhammers will be had by me in the near future though!
This was the first family trip where our two oldest girls were finally old enough to really play together. My heart was bursting! My niece is about 8 months younger than my daughter so now that they’re 2 &3, they can really interact and play. Their personalities are amazing and it was so much fun to see them learn from each other. Charlie taught Harper how to use the potty and Harper showed Charlie what sharing was all about – Charlie’s still got only-child-syndrome… not for much longer!
Charlie had a strong sense of stranger-danger for a while too, especially with men. She didn’t warm up to grown men easily. Since it had been a while since we’d seen my brother, we weren’t sure if she’d be deathly afraid of him or not. He’s always gotten the cold shoulder. BUT THIS TIME!? He’s her favorite favorite person and she talks about him constantly. This was monumental. All the heart eye emojis.
Weekends like this are the reason I got interested in photography. Sure, not all the photos are over-the-top amazing, but I’m documenting the weekend with my family and making lasting memories for the girls to look back on. My youngest niece, Harlow, even took her first steps!