With our younger daughter off playing at a friend’s house, I had some time one-on-one time with our oldest. We decided to have some photo time together, which is always fun for both of us.
She has long since outgrown her point and shoot camera and is ready for her own DSLR. When I handed her my old Nikon d50 DSLR with a 50mm 1.8D lens to use for the day (technically, this is my husband’s camera now), she was thrilled! She jumped up and said, “I want to do a photo shoot with Honey!” (Honey is our 1.5 year old Spanish Water Dog.)
I grabbed my own camera as she and Honey ran out the door to have some fun; I definitely wanted to capture her story.
She started with using a pine cone to get Honey’s attention and to get her to stay still,
which worked really well for a few minutes (my daughter’s photo is below).
As she tried a new perspective, I saw a lot of my own style of photography. Obviously, she has been paying attention and observing me for years.
When Honey lost her focus, and we were winded from chasing her all over the yard,
we took a break and headed inside to take a peek at her photos.
She loved her photos, and found herself laughing at how many photos she had of Honey running out of the frame.
To wrap up the photo shoot, our daughter made a sandwich, and, of course, shared a bit with her buddy, Honey!
We both had a wonderful afternoon and are already planning our next photo session!
7 thoughts on “Storytelling: a girl, a camera, and her dog”
this is a beautiful series of photos…what a great tradition.
Thanks, Luke! I love photographing our girls doing something that they love to do. In this case, it was something that I love to do, too!
Love Love this blog and your story beautiful pics of your daughter and Honey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely beautiful story, and love your daughter’s photo too! She’s going to be a great photographer, just like her mom.
Jess, you’re so thoughtful; thank you!
The funny thing about yesterday was that I started out discussing Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. I quickly stopped myself, deciding to focus on having fun instead. All the technical details will come later!
It really was a fun afternoon 🙂
Reading this story and looking at these pictures filled my little heart with joy, I just found them really touching! Nice work!