As crazy as vacationing is with young children is (read: 5 hour flight, up at 530am each morning, physical reaction of disgust and horror EVERY time the topic of a life jacket is brought up, same reaction each time “sun cream” is taken out of hiding, same-same again with the hats, the constant fear of sun stroke and first degree burns, and so on) nothing in the world has given me more joy than watching and documenting our baby boys discover and interact with their big world. This family holiday in Potrero Beach, Costa Rica brought two important things to light.
I learned a couple of things about my relationship with my camera + family.
I learned that I don’t shoot Charlie enough in his everyday life. I should do that more for him. He’s experienced a lot of interesting things at his young age.
I learned that I can easily spend too much time with a camera in front of my face. I missed making most of these memories with my son because I was thinking about composing a great shot of him, in perfect light. What I wish? I could spend less time shooting him and more time playing with him. The problem? I like taking picture of my kid on holiday because in real life we don’t do these pretty looking, exciting things.