Toddlers are terrible creatures. When they decide they are finished, there’s not much you can do except throw them as high in the sky as you can. Just don’t forget to catch them when they come down.
Happy Easter to all those who celebrate it…
and also to everyone just going along for the ‘Easter Sunday’ Brunch.
…And for everyone else, Have a Nice Day!!!
Here in San Diego it’s shaping up to be a gorgeous day; perfect weather for spending it with family and friends. Speaking of which, here are a couple shots of the kids horsin’ around.
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The other day we spent the afternoon at Seaport Village to just get out and about for a while. It was a much needed break from the daily grind, and gave Kaleb a chance to roll around in the grass. What would such an excursion be without a camera slung over my shoulder? Ummm, an opportunity missed.
While Kaleb was doing his best to make a break for a nearby busy walkway, I chased him around, shoving my lens in his face, and blinding him with my flash every chance I could. At one point, he decided to practice his balancing skills, struggling to hoist himself upright, and standing on his own two feet. After several wobbly attempts which essentially toppled him head over heels, his persistent efforts were successful. Before his legs inevitably gave way, I captured this proud moment as he gleefully clapped his hands and giggled. Now all he needs to do is take a step or two without the hilarious face plant that usually follows.
Here are a few shots of the little one playing around in the grass…
Every time I pick up the camera to fire off a few shots of Kaleb, at some point he always reaches out to touch the lens, so I figured I’d let him get his hands dirty by handing him a camera to play with. It certainly stopped him in his tracks, and gave me a few seconds to shoot him while he sat still.
I even had time to set up my flash on a stand while he fiddled with the various buttons, knobs, and dials. While the concept of looking through the viewfinder or pointing the lens at something is still beyond his grasp, I figure it’s never too early to let him explore. I hope that he and I will be able to make images together, and with a little luck, his talents and skills will far surpass my own. At least he will be comfortable both in front of, and behind the camera.
Eric and Laurisa were on vacation when I met them. They were a long way from their comfortable home in Canada, staying in a hostel in the Gaslamp District when not out exploring San Diego. What’s more, they had just gotten engaged a couple days prior, and were eager to get some engagement shots. After chatting with them for a spell, we decided Ocean Beach would be the perfect place for a shoot.
Their time schedule was rather tight, and wanted to have their images within a couple of days before they flew off to Los Angeles; their next stop . I was only too happy to oblige; while we nibbled on an appetizer platter I sorted through their images, giving them a hand full of images to show off to their friends back home, and brag about their tans in the process.
Congratulations Eric and Laurisa, I wish you the best, and a lifetime of happy adventures together.