One of the joys of watching your children grow and mature through the years is delighting in their emerging gifts and skills. As a amateur photographer and obsessive blogger, I am thrilled when my children share in my hobbies.
How else would I enjoy such photographic treasures as these?
Joshua helped me get the Christmas lights up today.
Name this talented photographer .. creative self-portrait!!
Oh yes, and this little gem of a picture:
I’m awfully glad they caught that on film. Nothing like looking through the eyes of a six year old boy at the world around you.
Or at least the driveway. Modern art, I guess.
And then there’s this one:
Oh wait, no one in my family took that picture. I borrowed a WONDERFUL camera from a friend and this is one of her shots.
And this one:
What a gorgeous picture!
Of course, these family shots are much more interesting:
Look at Daniel perform stunning feats of athletic prowess! I thought that could only be done through Photoshop.
Notice David crying in the background of the second picture. An injury occurred and we caught it on film! This is good stuff. It’s right up there with hubcaps and shadows.
I also ended up with 20 pictures of the boys taking apart David’s old bike.
And you all wonder how I manage to take so many photos in one year.
I overheard my apprentice photographer say, “David, you and Daniel go sit by Joshua while he works so I can take a picture of all three of you. It’ll be perfect – all of the boys together.”
It brought a tear to my eye. They’ve already learned to stage pictures for the blog. Next time she’ll surely suggest the models run put on matching sweatshirts. One step at a time. Some wisdom is attained only through experience.
So hand your kids your digital cameras (thank goodness for DIGITAL!!!) and see what kind of photographic mysteries and beauty they uncover.
Projet 365 – Day 342