Sunday, June 6, 2010

every once in a while

I never saw the details in life until I stepped behind a camera. And by details, I don't mean colours and shapes...I mean moments....all the little pieces of this world that make it yours, that make it sing to you. I may have never discovered that if it weren't for Sophie coming into my life. I picked up a camera for this first time to capture my moments with her. And now I am able, every once in a while, to capture some of those moments for others...often through their children.



I don't have children, but when I see a mother's face light up when she looks at a photo I have taken of her child..a precious moment captured forever...it takes my breath away and the love that she has for that child becomes palpable. It is a simply wonderful thing. And I am so glad that I am able, every once in a while, to give that captured moment to them.



My four very best girlfriends in the world and I are gathering together at the end of this month for our annual cottage getaway. I cannot wait to see them...we have all not been together since Christmas. I have asked them to work around crazy schedules in order to get together for a photo shoot when we get back from our weekend. A photo shoot not of us, but of their children....all together...doing all the whimsical things that kids do. Seven wonderful little girls and boys who never fail to make me smile. And in whom I am able, every once and while, to see their mother's faces smiling back at me.

18 comments:

Shirley said...

Lovely photos! Motherhood is a treasure and a gift from God. Hope you have an excellent getaway.

Mildred said...

I always look forward to photos of your getaway with old friends. To capture their children at play will be a real treasure. These photos are so precious Andrea. Absolutely perfect!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great shots, and I am sure they will cherish them forever. Capturing a piece of life, a moment, makes this such a important event.

Jen

Barry said...

Where were you when our kids were small? These are just gorgeous photos and I'm jealous.

gigi said...

Beautiful precious children! I know you will have fun with the girls and that your pictures of the children witll bring so much JOY!

CTG Ponies said...

I see things through the lens of my camera that I didn't even know were there. Love the shots of the kids that you took!

Becky said...

Well, well, there you are my dear! Those are great shots of htese kids, the baby is adorable. Can't wait to see the others. How is Elora, we don't hear much from her. Sophie is fantastice I'm sure of. Have a fun getaway with the friends!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

All too often we don't stop to see and hear and touch all of life's wonderful blessings. Through your lens you have been given a remarkable gift - thanks so much for sharing your gift and insight with all of us.

Hilary said...

Oh that little birthday boy is a doll.. look at that face! And I love your reflected kidlets shot. I hope you'll share the upcoming photo shoot with your friends' children and I wish you a wonderful getaway.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That first photo really was very interesting to me..I looked at it a long while..I have never seen a reflection like it before..but I liked it!
Have fun with the girls, and I hope you share the photo shoot with us! :)

Jeanne said...

Your friends must be thrilled to have you around, documenting their children's childhoods.

Lose That Girl said...

I think one of the best gifts you can give is a photo that you have taken of a loved one. What a great friend you are.

Carolynn said...

These are quite darling. You definitely have a gift and I'm sure your friends are incredibly pleased & grateful that you're so willing to share it with them.

Jan said...

Beautiful photos. And yes I miss Elora too. How is she?

Misty Dawn said...

That first photo is absolutely outstanding!

claire said...

i love that first shot!

T said...

It is those little moments that often go unnoticed by many, unless captured by photography. A precious gift:)

Erin P said...

I wish I had more moments captured, because they really are gone except for memories if not. Your photos are fantastic, especially the third one; I have a shot I took of my son years ago when he was a little bigger than that, but the way the camera is just looking right into his eyes is such a rare thing to get. I still have that photo of my son, same open, honest, innocet look, framed and he's not a kid anymore.