I recently took a social media break and have been thinking a lot about why I photograph in the first place. While thinking about that, I also started thinking about some of my favorite photos and why I took them. I photograph to document my family's life more than to impress anyone so I thought for this month's 10 on 10 I'd feature ten of my favorite photographs from this summer and share a little bit about why they are my favorites.
This is part of The Bloom Forum's 10 on 10 blog circle so after you visit my post catch the link at the bottom for the next photographer on the list.
I love how free my son is in this moment. He truly was that joyous about running through the sprinkler during a heat wave that hit our area. I love the way the water fans out around him as if it is celebrating too.
This was a particular hot day and my husband and I were stressed about many different things but we didn't let our stress stop us from driving an hour north to Ithaca NY for a small Shakespeare festival and to see the lake. This photo includes my three favorite people, my husband, son, and daughter.
I have an entire series of the kids playing together at the creek on this day but I love this image of my son throwing a rock in the creek with his sister looking on. Do you remember when all your responsibility included was throwing stones in a creek? I wish I had appreciated it more back then!
My son found a way to make running through the sprinkler even more fun..making mud after the ground is wet and trying to touch mom with it.
I have several of my daughter playing with water but this one of her beaming while she plays with the hose makes me smile because she was genuinely having a blast.
I had to share one of my son at the splash pad at a local lake and swimming pool near us since it has been our favorite place to visit this summer. I love the way the water, which falls from a bucket above, is falling all around him.
I love the expanse of the sky here in contrast with the smallness of the boy against the field. The clouds were dark that day but we never actually got any rain, even though the local farmland really needed it. This property is owned by a neighbor of my parents.
My daughter was in the kitchen while I was trying to cook and she was wreaking havoc as usual, pulling things out of drawers and putting aluminum foil around her like a towel but then she paused and the sun hit her just right and I started photographing her in the light in one of her rare moments of pausing in her destruction.
I love this photo of my daughter because this summer was when her attitude- I mean personality- really started to show.
I love this one simply because of how relaxed my son was on a very relaxed summer day.
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