FOR HIRE: One 5-year-old girl with wicked photography skills. Portraits a specialty. Will work for Ice Cream.
Actually no, I’d rather hoard her skills for my own benefit.
But Kaya would rather be behind the lens so she gets the camera back. Then, as though she’s been doing it her whole life (yes, all 5 years of it…), she doesn’t just take a picture, she tells a story.
I love this sooooo much, not only because she captures me being goofy, but because her photos capture her reaction to my silliness. With each funny face, my head getting more and more cut off as she giggles and shoots.
Reminding me of some valuable lessons. Photography is more than the subject. It is an essence and mood. Instilling some of myself into the photos can be as crucial as what lies within the square of the viewfinder. Rules and camera quality be damned. The perfect picture need only create feeling.
Thank you my girl for allowing me to see myself through your eyes. What I see is
Though I see it everyday looking at you, you giving me the chance to see it in myself, a treasured gift.
With infinite love XOX