The Interacting Observer at Christmas

December 26, 2012  •  1 Comment

I would like to share a glimpse into my world, a true view of my perspective of MY world. My children are my everything, and this Christmas season I feel as though each moment is more precious than the last because too often I've seen families losing precious members, and their worlds change completely. So I want to give the my children something to remember how we ARE, mess and all! These are two videos with the same style but a slightly overall different feel for how I capture a day, a moment, an experience--no matter how big or small. It can simply be a day, just a regular day; or a day of celebration or a big event--The approach doesn't change. I want you to feel the moment, to be there with me.

Photojournalism at home

There are many times when I feel that I have a wall up when I have my camera up with my family, so I have made a conscious effort to shoot "from the hip" more often. I get my camera set and don't get quite into "spray and pray" mode but if I can shoot while still interacting and being mom I will do both. If I feel like my camera is making me withdraw from the moment I have learned that I can simply set it down, because as much as I value the precious moments captured through my lens. I don't want my children to be deprived of actual "mommy interaction" for the sake of some great shots. It's so interesting because as a professional photographer I am often behind the lens and interacting with my subjects/clients and have no problem, and I've realized that it is because I am not "MOM" then. I am not the person they are looking to for an okay, necessarily. I find that photographing my own children is by far the hardest (but also most rewarding) experience. These images are taken from that style that I spoke of, as if I were a fly on the wall from the camera perspective--yet I as the holder was still engaged completely in the moment. I think that's why I feel like these are special moments that I know I will treasure. So I'm inviting you all to share in some sweet family moments from the holidays with my family! Wishing you all the best this holiday season, and looking forward to an amazing new year in 2013!! How We DO Christmas


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1.CrystalBellePhotography(non-registered)
I agree with everything you said. I also feel sometimes I am disconnected from the moment due to my camera being in my face!
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