I’m not a “get down on the floor and play mom.” I’m just not. Our eldest turned 5 this weekend and it made me think about what kind of parents we are.
We stand back.
They know we’re there.
And that we’ll intervene if they need it.
But most of the time they’re able to do something pretty fabulous, with minimal intervention.
And I realized- this is so true for my photography method and style as well. I don’t need to do anything more except watch, and take it in. That the moments in between – in between the correcting and scolding, when they do what they’re told without having to be told, that are the highlights in having kids – are often the highlights in taking photos as well. When so often we’re looking for “perfect” and that only occurs in the moments we’re not looking for it.
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