I really love capturing my family just as they are but sometimes it seems like there just isn’t time to pull out the camera and ordinary moments are missed.
today, i was able to freeze a moment that to me is important but to others might seem so trivial, so boring and ordinary, so everyday, just one of my boys getting ready for lacrosse practice…. it’s actually a piece of him that i want to hold on to. i am sure he won’t ever remember this moment and i for sure will begin to forget. so i’m looking for and trying to catch these glimpses every chance that i can.
he is the oldest of the triplets— not the birth order matters, but, i will say that he is the first of the trio to step outside of the comfort zone of the three of them and try something all by himself.
this year he decided he wanted to play cello (the first in our family), he also decided when we chose sports this spring that he would do lax, a first for the three of them! they always have played the same sport. even though i told him, you may not always have mommy or daddy at a practice, he was ok with that!
it’s been a tough year for this guy. we’re not sure exactly why the ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, the past few months i have witnessed him taking more and more steps to become his own person and this has been huge. his independence is beautiful and bittersweet as he is becoming happier, more content, and him.
my sweet little love. i love him. ❤️ oh, and it was a pain in the a*s to edit this photo. haha. i love the end result though. i used slow shutter speed (1/30th) intentionally to create a sense of movement, though very subtle, and i used underexposure to give it a more muted and moodier feel, although i have extreme light coming through the back door. and yes, it’s freelensed. try freelensing + slow shutter speed outdoors during the day? not happening!
Had enough of my warm tones yet?