Yesterday we spent the day at the pool with friends. Kinsley napped on the lounge chair. Kyleigh was content. Kayla and her friend played in the pool and I talked the day away with mine. It was peaceful. And relaxing.
And as I sat there I noticed the light in Kyleigh's eyes. I noticed the gorgeous flowers in the background. I saw how the light bounced off the pool. And I feel like I only now notice these things because of my love for photography. It's made me stop and notice the small things, and a little camera goes off in my mind and captures that moment....and my actual camera usually captures it too.
I notice little toes and ruffles on bottoms more than ever now.
I notice how Kyleigh's nose slightly scrunches up when she has a big smile.
I get to remember Kayla's facial expressions.
And I get to have pictures like this. (And I'm trying to get more. Because even though I have no make-up on and think I look fat, I know in 20 years when Kinsley has this picture of us she won't think one of those about me. She'll just be grateful for the memory.)
Photography has done a lot more than just give me pictures. It's given me a whole new outlook on life. And I'm so thankful for that.
Have a great (what's left of it) weekend. :)