Monday, August 16, 2010

Best Shot Monday

on a walk

I just love this photo! It speaks to me of motherhood.

Look at her face, the direction of her eyes.
All her attention is on her baby, the love of her life, nestled there on her hip.

He's curious; busy looking around, wondering about the woods,
noticing everything, paying attention to my camera.

But, Momma? Momma is doing what all mothers do.

She's already looked ahead to be sure of where she's going.
She checked around for danger. She'll keep to the path.

Now she can take a moment, pause, breathe deeply...
and enjoy her baby, her life, this perfect moment.

For 20 seconds she can be still and know that all she ever wanted is in her arms, right now.


August Break, day 9. Photo: Last Wednesday was my first photoshoot with a baby. It was great fun, and a big success, especially when you consider that it was still 92 degrees at 7:20 pm. You wouldn't believe the pile of stuff I hauled along just in case. We had to use Sloane's little red wagon to bring it all. Of course, I wanted that for the photos anyway.

29 comments:

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Obviously, you didn't ask him to smile for the camera?! Hope you all had a super time.

Debby said...

Beautiful picture. I love your caption.
Did you have someone take a picture of you doing the "flamingo stand". Hah
Be careful doing that......and don't eat too much shrimp.
Thanks for stopping by. ((((HUGS))))

Oliag said...

I think you captured motherhood perfectly too! Your words are as expressive as the photo...If this was a taste of the photoshoot you must have done a fantastic job!

spread your wings said...

beautiful photo. your words and image truly do speak of motherhood. i hope we'll see more from your photoshoot.

beth said...

this is so wonderful and beautiful....and your words.....how's your book coming along ? the one you're going to write and share with us :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

so buttery soft and sweet:)
-Jennifer

Suz said...

Oh Relyn, If only every window had this view

Char said...

soo beautiful - love how you described it too

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely...you would enjoy 37 Days post today.

http://www.37days.com/2010/08/on-the-day-we-were-born-a-play-in-four-acts.html

ELK said...

so very true ..you captured the essence of mommy

Roban said...

You captured one of my favorite types of photos... the from-behind shot of a mom holding her child. And you did it so well, both in words and image.

I have a photo hanging in my room at home. A photographer friend of mine shot it in Africa. Mother and child from behind. I fell in love with it, just as I have with yours.

Jo said...

Such a beautiful photo and the description is perfect and brings a lump to my throat. She must make the most of being able to hold on to him like that - blink, and that cute little baby will be like my son, a 16 year old young man. Still just as gorgeous but in a very different way!

Amy said...

So precious! Those eyes ... those CHEEKS! I just want to kiss them ...

Dawn said...

Beautiful words capturing motherhood--as one who's children are about gone--that 20 seconds you can be still is all you ever have!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, that is beautiful. i love it!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Lovely blog you have! I'm stopping by because a friend and I are planning something for Dawn of Spontaneous Clapping, and we had asked her for a list of her favorite blogging peeps. I'd love to give you more information but couldn't find a contact email and we don't want to spill the beans with Dawn out there reading. :) Would you mind contacting me via lemonademakinmama@comcast.net when you have time and I'll fill you in?

Thanks so much
Sasha

Rita said...

Please show us more of the pictures you took at the photoshoot! Great shot!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

It's so filled with love, and your words too. Just lovely! Hope your week is starting out to be a good one Relyn. I'm kinda blue summer is coming to an end so soon, but trying to enjoy it as it does.

xo Mary Jo

Bumpkin Bears said...

Totally precious, Catherine x

Marilyn said...

Sweet baby and mother. He is precious in his curiosity. Great pictures!

Jeanie said...

Beautifully photographed and interpreted -- I couldn't agree more!

dulcy said...

Very Sweet, Relyn....Hope things are going well your way this first week of school. Weather cooled a bit just in time!

xo
dulcy

lakeviewer said...

Oh sweet the pose, so telling and true.

robin-bird said...

ahhhh the image of you pulling that little red wagon, your mind full of ideas, your heart joyful about this opportunity makes me smile...i can picture it all, and hear your voice softly encouraging, you in your element as an artist and mother yourself :)
XO

dutchbaby said...

When Relyn sets a goal, watch out! The photographer in you has emerged! Congratulations!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Hi Relny~
Great shot! Love the things that inspire you. Hope you are having a lovely week.
Kirsten

Christina said...

this warms my heart.
xo

Patti said...

Photoshoot!!! You GO! You rae a natural- red wagon and all! Nicely done- my friend!

Elle Bee said...

Love this photo and your words about motherhood. Lovely.

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