I have been thinking about what I would photograph for this month’s What ___ looks like. I shoot my kids almost everyday, so it can be a little difficult thinking of ways to show them in a different way.
We were all in my bedroom the other day when I asked Jessie if I could take some pictures of her. She quickly said yes, jumped on the bed, and spread the edges of her dress out across the bed like a princess.
I didn’t want to guide her in any way while photographing her. I wanted to capture her exactly as she is. Perfect in her own very special way.
We had the Disney channel on Pandora playing and she was singing along. All of the sudden she closed her eyes, raised her hands and danced to the music.
She danced like nobody else on the planet was watching. Or maybe she knew, but she simply didn’t care.
I sat back in a corner squished against the wall and my dresser. I watched smiling, heart full of love- and then would snap a picture or two. Then would go back to admiring her spunk. Her confidence. Her spirit.
Its a hard thing to do. Especially in front of a camera. You know- open yourself up completely. Not worried about what you look like or how you are being portrayed. You simply are yourself. Free and wild.
She reminded me to chase the sun.
I am so thrilled to show you, what her spirit looks like-
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