I gave myself a new goal this week for my “project 52″. I wanted to capture a portrait of each child showing their unique personalities. How I did this was simply talk to them. Once I looked at their portrait on my computer I choose just one characteristic for each. But here I’ll share more, because we are all obviously much more complex.
My baby was of course the easiest. He’s just the happiest and sweetest baby! You just look at him and he’ll give you this face:
My independent, strong-willed 3rd child; well, he likes to run the show. So all he needs is some attention and he’ll start acting goofy. His giggles are seriously contagious!
My 2nd child is my gentle, caring, empathetic soul. He’ll sit still for a photo if there’s a good story involved, especially if I pause and let him finish my story.
My 1st born is my social, imaginative and creative one. She’s interested in the camera if I let her take the first photo and get her involved in the creative side, such as helping me find the light as in this photo.
So it’s all obviously about knowing your subject to capture the most natural portrait. As a Mom of four I’m so fascinated how different each of our children are. I’ve learned I have to parent each of them differently for their unique personalities and I’ve also learned how they are each unique when in front of the camera.
After I put together these portraits I was curious what my husband’s one word for each of our children would be before he saw this post. Here’s what I got from him: Landin: relaxed Bennett: funny Westin: sincere Addison: determined