Kennedy and Bristol
I love when an image causes the viewer to feel something.
I think sometimes the feelings can come from a memory of that moment. Or of that person. For example, one of my favorite pictures from our wedding day is one that the photographer (Kelley Clayton) took while Stu and I looked down at each others new rings. We were not posing, I didn’t even know she had taken the picture, but the memory of that moment makes me love the image even more.
Or maybe we see an image that captures our childs expression perfectly – the way we know it. Or sometimes it is an image of someone we don’t know at all, but just by looking at the image we can feel the laughter, or the love, or the happiness that seems to be captured there. Other times we may not be able to put our finger on what it is about the image that reaches out to us, but we just get it.
I took a few pictures of Kennedy and Bristol this week that I love. If you read this blog much, you know how difficult I find it to take great images of my own kids. These were un-planned, done on different days. But I love them for the same reasons, I feel like these images capture their personalities perfectly.
First up, Bristol. We were having ice cream and she was making sure to get the last of it out of her bowl, my camera just happened to be sitting nearby so I grabbed it and got these:
Haha! Don’t you want to just laugh with her?!
Saturday Kennedy came to sit on my bed with me while I worked on my fingernails. She went through my box of supplies asking what each thing was, trying to file her own nails, and just talking. I am often inspired by light, and realized the light was really pretty right then. So, in hopes she would just keep being herself, I pulled out my camera and kept talking to her – and started snapping pictures. Love how these turned out
Thanks for looking…have a fabulous weekend!