Archive for August, 2012

two lil’ tom sawyers ~

August 8, 2012

as i have come back to complete this blog i’m taking away my original words. it think i need to declare {first} that time is precious. we let it go by easily… the saying usually associated with money, “like water through our hands” is more appropriately applied in reference to time. all this just to say i photographed these boys one year ago. beth reminded me of this as she sat at the computer viewing her proofs. it stunned me as the image of tyce being where zayd is now and zayd being in a basket by the railroad tracks. a. year. ago. impossible. i didn’t choose the theme of this shoot based on the epiphany above, though i now know i see more through tom sawyer than i once did. he is representational of capturing childhood time ~ where we all wish things could stand still just a little bit longer. mark twain makes me smile. he accomplished that with stories of boys. maybe this shoot would have done him proud. i am convinced this shoot has value. for beth and trey. for zayd and tyce. for me.

which brings me to {second} learning that i am not a ‘mini’ session photographer. i was originally going to do three mini sessions with beth’s children, but switched to two normal well-developed sessions putting the boys together. this is my first storybook shoot. on this summer morning two little boys wandered a limestone road… without concern, without attitude or thought of the heat or of my being near ~ they worked hard at white-washing the picket fence, rested at the fishin’ hole and enjoyed their napsack lunch. the air wrapped them up in a delicious creamy~yellow light that came to a stand-still, poured over the tree tops and sparkled across the water. at the ages of 18 mths and 2 1/2 yrs, brothers zayd and tyce came into their moment in the likeness of ‘tom sawyer’. the cutest characters that ever walked out of a book! as i held the camera i thought ~ could i have asked for more? it was an abundant and good day. i am soul satisfied.