Me and Mine.
Sometime I look at this project as a view into the moments that I share with my children, right where we are in our relationships. Many of my Me and Mine photographs are not “portrait-like”, but tell a story. This month, this photograph, for me speaks volumes about my relationship with my daughter.
My daughter is my baby, and when I affectionately call her “my baby girl” she quickly corrects me with “I’m not a baby”. Lately, I catch myself looking at her and wanting her to stay this age for ever, with her cherub cheeks and fine wispy blonde hair. But I know that this age is fleeting. She is becoming this strong independent little person, with scabbed knees, dirty elbows, and flare for the dramatic. She wants to be older, to do the things that her brother does and to the same level, there is competition. I find myself having to temper some of her desires, explaining that she is not quite old enough, or big enough, or just not ready yet. And then there is the pouting, the tantrums, the sassyness that follows. These days are exhausting, and yet I still want to savor every single moment. They grow up way too too fast, and I know I will look back wishing for tantrums over simple issues rather than the more grown up complex ones. If only I could freeze time…
Me and Mine | August Edition
Joining me this month is the very talented Ginger Unzueta | Central Florida Family Photographer