April 4, 2014
My oldest son was SO eager to visit the Lego store and redeem his free “fill this from our wall” box. So with two days to spare on the expiration date (procrastinate?? Who? Me?! psha!), my husband gave me the nod and we loaded everyone in the car. Around here, the Lego store is about 45min away..yep. I’m not in California any more, Toto! haaaha. However, it was definitely worth it. After all, I live in a home of engineers, so you KNOW they used strategy to get the most out of those boxes. hahaa!! As the older two and my hunny (aka The Engineers) planned, plotted and maneuvered those Legos, I whipped out my camera and started shooting. I hadn’t been taking the time to capture my littles lately, as it’s all I can do to keep up with editing clients’ sessions (SO not complaining 😉 ) So, I took my big girl camera along for the ride…and as I started writing this blog post, I realized that I had more to say than “Here is us at the Lego Store”…because it was more to me than that. Photography is more to me than that. It’s about the details….
The curl at the end of his hair, the way his little fingers grasp, the wonder in his eyes as he takes in the world around him, the way he stands on his tippy toes with such determination…….
These are the reasons I never want to put my camera down…the reason why in public, I can block the rest of the world out and zone in on these details. The beauty is in those details. Having had five children, with one of them in Heaven, I want to absorb every detail. To never forget. Time can be such an enemy…so I cherish the ability that we have to capture those beautiful details in snippets. I mean, not that there isn’t beauty in the details of my older children, however, eventually, I know that the curls will be gone, his fingers will move faster at taking apart those legos, the world around him will become smaller, and those tippy toes will be used less often . Don’t you ever wonder what it is about those “little” things that make us never want to forget? Why is it that we feel the need to capture these details to hold onto, anyway? I have to say that, for me, it’s the innocence and the reminder of all things pure and right in this world. It’s a reminder of where we all were at one point in our worlds. You and I may chase after different things, believe in different things, speak differently, dress differently, and look differently, but at one point, we were all little…we were all innocent..we were what is right with this world. So, we try and capture it…to keep it..and remember it. Frankly, I wish more of us would. We would realize what is truly important in life. What really matters. It’s funny how something little can put life in perspective…and well, this little man, he is one of my something little….
Next time you’re out, be sure to grab that camera and capture some everyday moments to keep for ever! xx~Cat