The hard thing about photography is picking a favorite subject. When you begin to see creatively, almost everything you see calls to be photographed. Ever since I began doing it, I see things differently. I see what needs to be captured. I see art just begging to be created. It’s quite amazing, because you no longer look at your daily commute as something that’s boring. You no longer think of a junkyard as just junk. Instead it’s all beautiful.
Right now, I think my favorite subjects to photograph are 2-3 year olds. Maybe it’s because my youngest daughter is 3. Everything she does is amazing to her. She revels in the simplest things. Crayon art, flowers that are really weeds, singing and magical things. She sees wonderment in everything and is delighted so easily.
Photographing little Kaleb for the 2nd time, I was amazed at how much he’s grown up in just 9 months. The first time, he was a bit shy towards me. But this time, he talked to me and walked me around, telling me what he wanted to do. He was so excited and it was a pleasure seeing his little personality come out. Like Juliana, Caleb delighted in the most simple things and it was so clear that he is a happy child.