Photographing the Details with Intention.Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Since beginning my personal 365 project this year, one of my goals has been to capture the everyday, mundane, little details of our lives and celebrate them. These little details are what make up our story. Not just one little detail but putting them all together over the course of a year or years knits together the big picture.
I have been capturing what makes Jonah, Jonah. Sometimes it’s his favorite toy, how he looks when he sleeps, his favorite boots, the little details of his face at this age, or the things in our lives that define our transition to spring like the hydrangeas blooming or the leaf of the dogwood tree in our backyard. I hope I can do an even better job of this as the year rolls on, because honestly sometimes I just snap to capture the moment and get the shot. I know when the year is gone that they will all be precious to shots to me anyway, but I want to be able to see the intention – every day.
|Listening for Daddy|
The memories are in the unmade bed, the way he grabs your hand, the actions that say they are growing up, but just not yet. The silly little things that drive you crazy will be the things you miss and why not have those moments forever etched in a photo.
Their hands, their scars, the folds of their wrists are what makes them them and you you.
Don't forget to get those little moments too.