I sit here trying to get some work and done and keep drifting thoughts of how grateful I am to have such 3 beautiful and unique children.Being a parent is not an easy thing but yesterday coming home from a back country ski day I walked in with my camera and shot these images of my kids. It is very true that when you are in a grateful state of mind that everything and everyone is perfect just the way it is. I really get in this state of mind after hiking through the mountains and breathing the fresh alpine air. Typically I would have come inside my house a bit stressed of what I was going to walk into. For instance telling my son Ryder that I am setting the timer to take the idevice, getting caught up with trying to help my wife with our baby Sage crying while Neko my 4 year old twin daughter tries to mediate and get someone’s attention and me telling her not now-later.
Not today, I was present and was on their level, each one of them in a very different place.
This was so easy to capture these images because I became enlightened in that particular moment. This is why I love photography, my most impactful imagery comes to life when I stop and become fully aware. Life is beautiful just the way it is.
Keep it in the moment,
This is one of my Aunt’s favorite photos of her and her husband. It was captured almost six years ago by Kene at a wedding they attended as guests.
Six years and still this one image she returns to time and time again. But you can see why. Can’t you?
Imagine if this was you and your husband. Doesn’t the image just yell love? The way he looks at her and the joy on her face. This is happiness at it’s peak. The winds blowing her hair a little so that you forever know it was a quick moment captured. Her coat drapes over her just right and she is tucked in so close.
This is what love looks like.
We hope every single one of you have an image like this with the one you hold dear. If you haven’t already print it out, put it in a frame and put it somewhere you can look at everyday.