When my son Asa was three years old my parents bought him a camera for Christmas. Not one of those “toy cameras” (which, in my opinion are a waste of money) but a real digital point and shoot. We were a little skeptical that a 3 year old could work it but we showed him how and he caught on immediately.
I’ve been collecting his images over the years and decided to show a few of them. He has taken that camera and documented our life, in his own way. What I love most about his pictures is that they are NOT what I would choose to photograph. Eh Hem, the messy table, the non-makeuped face, the dirty floor etc. But what’s so wonderful is that they are real and they are through his eyes.
Here are some of his images and some of our messy life. I have not altered or cropped any of these images. The only part of myself in them is choosing the diptych formats and he stood here and helped me do it!
I thought this would be a good Thanksgiving post as it really is everything I’m thankful for. My messy house, the beautiful blue sky, my crazy kids and my wonderful husband. Raw and real.
This Christmas, if you are trying to figure out what to get your child, I would strongly suggest a camera. You never know what part of your lives you’ll see!
PS, this is probably my last post until the baby arrives!
Wonderful photos——I enjoyed seeing them. Will be sending lots of thoughts and wishes your way for a gentle delivery. And as always looking forward to the next photos!
Great photos Kate…love the one of you and your Mom! It reminds of me and my Mom….Best wishes Kate & Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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Tear jerker for sure!!! Happy thanksgiving!
This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts, awesome family, and wonderful life with us! I’m so glad you wrote this because as you know, Sawyer is absolutely facinated with cameras and I have let him play with a couple of mine since he has turned one. I really feel inspired to actually give him his own! Thank you! Can’t wait to hear of the arrival of your sweet princess!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Loved seeing these. Such moments captured so naturally and lovely. The cool things Asa sees thru his eyes–love the one of Atti on the stairs and many more. Isabelle has enjoyed her “play” camera and dropped ours so much that it’s non functional, but amazing to see what she has captured. I so admire the keepsakes of your life with pictures and prose. Great to see you. XO