Entering into Zuzu’s second year I realized with initial horror that my days of quiet, cooing baby photos had come to a dramatic halt. No longer was she willing to stand idly by smiling beatifically at me. Now her eyes squinted in a delighted gleam as she hurried away from mommarazzi. My first inkling was around 7-9 months when I took her outside to do a shot with some flowers on a quilt and couldn’t manage to land a single one with her actually ON the quilt. I admit I was pretty frustrated, I had enjoyed photographing her so much and was sad thinking it had come to an end. I’m sure it wasn’t the first Suessian lesson I had received regarding the need to not cry because it ended, but smile because it happened. Children are like that aren’t they? Just when you adjust to the way they are, they change. It’s my ability to go with that flow that will enable me to be happy I think. So I started shooting our motion years. And in the last three and a half years I’ve tried to embrace the gift that is our children in motion and be grateful for the chance to document it.
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