Thursday, November 27, 2014


When I get behind the camera, my best ally is natural light.  I've been trying to figure out how to get great indoor pictures without the use of artificial light or the camera's flash.  On this particular day, the only way I could get good pictures while taking advantage of the natural light was to get down on the floor, which caused me to see things from a new perspective.  Side note: I still ended up needing some help with light because it was overcast outside, so I eventually turned on the light.

My kids are 4 and 2, but they both are capable of carrying on full conversations and they try to be independent much of the time.  So a lot of the time I forget just how little they actually are.  My kids love trains and they love it when I create a new and different track for them.  So after I put it together for them and they started playing, I decided to photograph the scene because they were playing and getting along so nicely.  That certainly needed documentation.

Watching their little hands move the trains through the twists and turns and over the bridges and hills while listening to their sweet giggles was nothing short of heavenly.  That morning at breakfast, my daughter asked my husband why he had to go to work and why I had to stay home.  He told her that it was because we had decided a long time ago that we wanted him to go to work to provide for us and for me to stay home and work taking care of the kids and home.  I love my job and I am very fortunate to be able to do what I do.

Today was a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with my little family and feeling overcome with gratitude.  I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely as well.