dreamy farm delight....(these pics are my fave)
I've gotta be honest...I love every single photo in this post. Like a lot. Shouldn't we love the photos we take and cherish? I think so. Sometimes I take pictures and they're just not my favorite. It's usually the moments when I'm trying too hard. That goes for a lot of things in my life really. When you're being pushy about things being perfect or going a certain way...they usually end up forced and no fun. At least around here. But when I sink in to my surroundings and let life unfold, real authentic moment after moment......and THEN grab the camera-magic happens.
It's the same reason why I like to get people started talking when I'm doing a photo shoot. If we can chat while I snap away, I watch their plastered smiles and perfect poses melt away into real life. An authentic raised eyebrow, a smile from within.
One Sunday afternoon we traipsed over to the barn next door and my mom-in-law's house. We bottle-fed Polly, the adorable calf.
Then we played with the chickens.
I let Anna Ruth inside and explore. I snapped away, real moment after real moment.
I captured her exactly as I see her in my mind's eye.
These pictures make me tear up every time. They are golden.
She is golden.
(this print available here.)
I walked around the pasture, in knee-deep hay...taking pictures.
Holding my breath, and praying that a snake wouldn't get me!
Brett captured this shot. I love it.
We are opposites, as is obvious by the difference in the pictures we take.
I told him an idea I had---to take one concept a month...like "Grace" and Brett and I each photograph what that concept would look like in real life to us. Maybe this could be a winter project for us :)
What pictures have you captured lately that you've loved?