Finding Me: Week 5

February 02, 2015  •  7 Comments

My daughter was so excited about this theme.  She has been helping me with the weekly themes and she loved the idea of me being the one in front of the camera instead of her. 

I really don't like to be on the other side of the camera.  It is so hard to see all your flaws laid out and up close.  I have been trying to change that the past few years as I really want to leave parts of myself behind for her.  She doesn't see that I'm heavier then I should be or my skin isn't flawless.  When she sees a photo of me, she sees her Mom.  So for her I try to include myself in as many family photo's as possible.  This is actually the first time I have set up just to photograph myself, and it was a bit easier then I thought it would be.

We had so much fun setting up the shoot and it was a great way for her to learn about camera settings and composition.  I set up the positions and camera settings and explained to her why I chose the settings I did and how I wanted the photo's composed.  I then handed my camera off to her and this was the result.

"The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul."— C. JoyBell C

Please check out Stacy Espinoza Photography to see her take on this weeks theme and I hope you will be inspired to step in the front of your own camera this week.


Comments

Sarah J(non-registered)
Love this... you are silly :)
LeAnn(non-registered)
Love it, especially since your daughter helped out!
Jennifer Esneault(non-registered)
<3 It's very important to exist in photographs! I love that you had your girl help you. Not only did you make a memory, but you really MADE some memories for her! :)
Megan(non-registered)
I love this so much! My daughter helped with mine, too! And it's so, so important for us to show them that we CAN be in front of the camera, even though we may hate it!
Angelica(non-registered)
I love your images Sonia! The duck face is awesome, but your smile shines brighter!
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