I really love doing these photo shoots for the kids every season. I do. I mean, I think I do.
I love HAVING these photos of my children. I love being able to frame them and gift them to grandparents and share them with the world and have snapshots of what they looked like, especially while they’re young and the difference in Spring to Summer might be a few inches! But do I love shooting these sessions? Wellllllll… it depends on the day.
Our kids, these gorgeous McG Littles, they’re alot of fun right now. Jack is so imaginative and funny, and Dorothy is in a really sweet phase, and way too smart for her own good. But what they MOSTLY are, is insane. They’re crazy people. They’re shrieking banshees and wild Indians running around my house, and I couldn’t for the life of me come up with a feasible shoot idea for this spring that would work with their attention span.
So Mack, ever the wise one in this family, said, “Then, just photograph the wild Indians & shrieking banshees.”
“We need the tonic of wildness…
At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and un-explorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, un-surveyed and unfathomed by us… We can never have enough of nature.”
Henry David Thoreau