Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Finding the Catchlight

You know the term "baby blues"? Something about that description makes me think about those big ol eyes looking up at mama and for the first time recognizing her face as a familiar safe place. And there is just something about those eyes that I want to always remember....that excitement for learning and that naïve love for life doesn't last forever.

I recently learned a great trick to make sure those big, beautiful eyes can stay with me forever - FIND THE LIGHT. Find a space that is naturally bright and get at an angle where you can see the light reflecting from those eyes - this is called catchlight and will make eyes pop in your picture.  It's so important to create a tangible reminder of these fleeting moments.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Documenting Life || Summer Art Class

This year my Aunt had her first Summer Art Class with 4 girls.  I stopped by during the last class to document some of their work.  The class was 8 weeks and covered an array of mixed media.  Art is such a great way for some kids to work out confusion, stress or aggression.  It can be an excellent calming tool and a great conversation starter as well.