Before Beck was born I had high hopes that I would be a champion documenter, or at least not be the mom who forgets the things I’ve already forgotten. To make up for my lack of journaling, every couple of months I consciously carry the camera around with me for one entire day and capture Beck in our everyday routines. He looked awfully cute in new clothes from Tea yesterday so I decided to have the camera be my accessory. Here’s bits of yesterday (thanks for indulging me):
I share this because I know I’m not the only admirer of candid children’s portraits like those on You Are My Wild and I’ve wanted to learn how to take similar photos of my own kids. I know my photos don’t even compare to the talent of those photographers but I will tell you the more I do this exercise, the better I get. It forces me to play with perspective and I like seeing the personality that comes through in a day full of photos. Try it out for yourself, I think you’ll be a fan.