My favorite sessions show love, personality, relationships, life. My favorite subjects are the ones who can look in my camera and declare “Here I am, for better or for worse.” I love photographing a child’s tantrum as much as I love a good snuggle. I love the unexpected moments, the accidental photograph. I love to photograph a goofy grin, a shared laugh. I want to photograph a session that inspires memories, that takes you back to a specific moment in time. I love my job, and I’m honored to put my clients in front of my lens.
So, now I'm just at home, kids in daycare, my phone always by my side, waiting for a substitute teaching job to come through. I feel like a teenage girl waiting for a boy to call me. Except the boy in question is the principal, telling me I have work! Fingers crossed September will be the season of virus and bacteria, clearing the way for my triumphant return to employment! And fingers double crossed that the infection and bacteria will leave me alone!
And so he rode to eskari today on his bike with his new shoes (it's still, thankfully, mush too warm for a spring suit). And I trailed behind him, thinking This is how I will always see him. This little boy with this little bike, always a few meters ahead.
But I didn't have long to contemplate, because I was in a hurry! We were late!
Yup, 15 minutes late to his first day of kindergarten. Which turned out NOT to be his first day, because eskari starts TOMORROW. This is pretty indicative of how I expect to spend the next 19 years of his schooling.