So a lot has happened over the last few days.
Trip to Atlanta: check. Learned a bunches and bunches: check. Worth every penny spent: check.
I took this picture on Sunday. The drive home was a bear. It was nearing sunset when I realized I hadn't taken my picture for the day yet. I pulled off at a rest stop near the Georgia - Tennessee border and took this picture of the trees in bloom. I was at a rest stop and yet I could still see the beauty of the day. It reminded me of one of my jobs as a photographer - to point. As an artist, I see the world a little differently than the average person. I see the beauty in this world and it hits me a little harder than most. It is my job to say, "Hey look over here! Did you notice this?" That is what I do with a camera in my hand, I see. I document. I shout.
I shout about how pretty your child's eyes are; I point out that the way she holds your hand speaks volumes about the love you share.
I shout about how your husband's nerves showed on his face while he waited to see you for the first time in your dress and how he couldn't hide the tears when he said ,"Of course, I do."
I love my job.
I love my kids, too. I bought this toy camera for my son when he was 8 months old. He is now 6, and this is one of the toys I never allowed to be put away. Now my girl loves it. This makes me happy. She says'"I take piddures, Mommy!"
This is my picture from last night. It was 11:30pm when I got to take my picture. The kids where obviously still awake at this time, which should tell you the kind of day I had. This may not be one for the portfolio, but it sure is a testament to the power of my L series lenses. I love you, Canon.
Here is my boy in bed. He asked me to take this picture. He loves to have his picture taken now, and he loves that giraffe you see sticking out under his chin. That is Poos. He has had Poos since his second christmas. He named Poos. There was much giggling when he did. Yay for giggling.
So I think that is it - I am all caught up. I am sure I will have a ton of images tomorrow as I get to try my hand at mommy to 5 ( I am watching a friend's children for the day. The age breakdown shall be as follows: 6,6,4,2 and 2.) Wish me luck. I think with enough mac-n-cheese and snicker doodles I just might make it!