There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff
As I perused the photos from the Merritt session, I was thinking about their little boy, Noah. What a sweet almost 3 year old he is and boy does he get excited about life around him. Throughout the session I tried again and again to get Noah to join his family for a posed photo, but the world was just calling to him. The session turned into more of a lifestyle session when it came to photos of Noah, and I really wouldn’t have it any other way. The second we’d convince him to have a seat or to look at me, a mockingbird would come swooping by or a boat would fly down the river and the excitement was just more than Noah could contain.
It’s sessions like this that help me remember what is important. This is their time to explore, to learn, to love life around them without it being tainted. How many times a day do you stop midsentence or jump up from your seat to see a bird fly to the next branch? How many times a day do you yell out and wave your arms at a waverunner, completely in awe? How often do you feel enthusiastic about the little things?
Brooke and George, thank you for allowing me to capture family moments. Thank you for being patient. Thank you for allowing Noah to explore, even when it would be nice for just one picture with everyone together. And, Noah, thank you for helping me to remember to be excited for each day that I’m given.
As for Miss Belle, well, really there are just no words. She is simply precious.