Posted on April 26, 2010
This week I took Kathryn to the opening of our new museum of art. The new building is AMAZING. It is about 1/2 glass and the rest is aluminum-clad. Lots of natural light inside, reflecting pools outside. I was hoping Kathryn would like it since she loves to paint. She was grumpy so we will have to go back. And it is a beautiful location for photography shoots.
After a little accident in the restroom, Kathryn had to go without her undies. In the first gallery we got to she decided to lift her skirt and show her little naked behind. She was quietly scolded my Mommy then she sat in her stroller, pouted and fell asleep.
Another favorite of mine is this statue by Michael Richards. He made this to honor the WWII African American pilots but used his own image. The planes sticking in him is a haunting and eerie sight to see because he was killed while in his World Trade Center studio on 9-11.
Since she slept the whole time I was able to look at the new and my favorite works of art. This new building is just beautiful. If you have not seen it, check it out!
Posted on April 19, 2010
One of my favorite blogs to follow, www.twophotogs.com, is having another Inspiration Challenge. This time it was toys! Kathryn has lots of those but my biggest problem was getting her to let me play with them.
Posted on April 14, 2010
I have always been a shutterbug. In high school and college I had a Minolta SLR. I even worked in a photo lab printing photos for a while. When digital photography started, I bought a little point and shoot camera. It was easy and I could take it anywhere.
After Kathryn was born, I was taking a lot of pictures of course. Actually, I was taking a lot while I was pregnant and I have a large belly bump progression collage to prove it. But, I will spare everyone from seeing it!
My poor baby always had a camera in her face. Here are a few snap shots from her first days.
A rare shot of Mommy on the other side of the lens.
When she started walking I realized that I needed to go back to my SLR. This allowed me the ability to be more creative so in her face went another but larger camera.
I took her picture all the time.
When she was sad.
When she wanted Mommy pick her up.
When she was having a bad hair day.
My poor girl was not safe even when she was sleeping.
I would take fun snow days and turn them into fashion photo shoots. Cute coat but who wears this while making a snowman?
Maybe it was this constant flashing and clicking that has turned her into an anti photo kid. It is like pulling teeth to get her to sit for a picture or to simply act normal. This is what I have to work with these days.
A recent Easter shoot started silly and turned into grumpy and pouting.
It is rare but sometimes I can catch her off guard and get a nice portrait.
So when you ask to see new pictures of my daughter, and I laugh…..you know why!
Posted on April 7, 2010