“On Parenting” featuring Daphne Laput Photography

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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.

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We stand back.

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They know we’re there.
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And that we’ll intervene if they need it.

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But most of the time they’re able to do something pretty fabulous, with minimal intervention.

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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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