I take lots of pictures of my daughter . I mean it! Tons! Because of her, I ended up buying my first professional camera. The excitement of documenting every moment of our new “baby” was in, and that’s what I did. Doing that, I was also sharpening my skills during the transition from graphic designer to full time photographer, using her as a model for my crazy setups; trying out new locations; and pretending I was on a fashion shoot for a kids magazine, which God willing – pray for me – I will have an opportunity of doing someday.
But time goes by and a busy schedule takes away the best on us. Takes away our ability to see beauty in the simple. Takes me to the point I noticed taking less and less pictures of the little person I love unconditionally. A big deal for me, a believer that “a photo can freeze a moment that we want to cherish forever”; and yes, like the song, “I don’t want to miss a thing…”.
Life is made of choices, and today I choose to appreciate the way Joy wakes up in the morning. With her pink blanket, in her pink polka dot pajama, always smiling and saying: “It’s time to get up! The sun is shinning!”.
“No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.”