11 Jul an endless summer story
What I have recently realized is that I have a perfectly documented photographic timeline of my family using just my images from the beach alone. From tiny, sandy feet and wispy, wind-swept hair to every pattern and cut of swimsuit, to an infinite amount of treasures found and captured in pictures, my children’s lives can be traced back to the beginning from our collection of seaside photographs.
As my daughters have grown and changed, so have my photos. New moments appear and different perspectives catch the attention of my lens now. I sometimes lament that their toes aren’t nearly as cute and chubby anymore and it’s no longer appropriate to shoot pictures of little buns peeking from bikini bottoms, I embrace and enjoy discovering ways to capture who they are becoming.
I have to keep my distance a little more now and perhaps be a tad more stealthy as I shoot (which means it’s probably about time I invest in a new telephoto lens) but I’m up for the challenge if it means captruing images like this one and keeping this beautiful story of imagery flourishing. Plus, it’s just one way to hold onto the fleeting moments of motherhood just a little while longer which for me, is reason enough.
What have you been seeing through your lens this week?