I picked up my camera today after a morning at the gym to snap a photo of Sally playing in the rain. She was in heaven wearing a raincoat and rain boots so I thought, what the heck- I can snap my 365 photo now. But picking up my DSLR and watching her splash in the giant puddles riddling our driveway, I saw her sweet personality shining. Fearless exuberance, deliberate motions repeated for the sake of joy. I couldn’t help but feel so grateful for my camera, for forcing me to slow down enough to see Sally in her own moment. We struggle a lot, this child and I, rarely making it through a day without tears and tantrums. But this was just goodness here.
Oh to be two in the rain.
If you want to join in the 365 photo challenge- I’m doing mine with @thestillscollective on instagram. This talented group of pro and hobby photographers alike are offering a photo community to their participants, encouraging and inspiring all levels while providing fun and inspiring prompts each day. Add a photo here or there or fully commit to a photo every day- totally up to you! But make sure to use the hashtag #thestillscollective so we can all see, share, and support your photography journey. I’m blessed beyond measure at what photography has done for me creatively.