My youngest. The one who actually lets me take his picture.

I have no favorite children. But I do photograph one of them more than the others – primarily because he lets me. My oldest son has been camera shy for as long as I can remember, always running away when he saw me pull out my gear.

My daughter has become less comfortable having her picture taken since she began middle school. I’m sure it’s just a phase. Not that she won’t let me make a picture of her, but she has expressed that she’s not okay with candid photographs. I guess she has an image to maintain now or something.

But my youngest is still oblivious to the camera. He just lives life, full of joy and confidence. He doesn’t run away, he doesn’t ham it up. He pretty much just ignores it – which is exactly how I prefer to photograph my children.

I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

Published by Lea Hartman

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