Photograph Children with their Animals
Photographing children with their animals reflects who they are and not what the world would like them to be. Have you ever just taken time to get on their level to see from their perspective? The world holds so many things and I think as adult we loose that sense of what it is like to be a child. I love taking time out of my day to get down out of my adult status and see the world from a child's eye. I find peace and beauty that otherwise might go unseen. The following photographs were taken in one such time. My son loves his turtle "Spiker," who for the most part lives in his tank in my son's room. Now that it is warm out, my son has been taking Spiker outside to roam in the grass and get some real sun instead of being in artificial light. We finally cleaned our small pond of some of the overgrown plants so now Spiker is getting a daily swim in the pond besides the walks in the grass. I just love watching my son experience all the wonder and love that Spiker gives him, so I decided to capture this, but in order to do this I had to get to their level. Laying in the grass was my option to capture this memory that my son will have for the rest of his life. I just loved seeing what my son sees daily, it makes the adult pressures of life seem to disappear as I immerse myself in my child's view of the world. I now know why he loves Spiker so much. It seemed like Spiker just loved being on the "Photo shoot" as my son put it. I hope that you enjoy these photographs and that you will take the time to photograph children with their animals.
Beautiful captures; I don't have no children but, as a child I do remember that my love and world revolved around my cats and pretty still do that much hasn't changed one bit.
your son will most likely grow up with a big heart in the right place thanks to his mom who gave him that opportunity in life to let that part of him thrive in this world. =0)
Ah, does this bring back memories! I never in my dreams would have thought that I would learn so much about turtles but when Stanley Jr. took an interest in them, helping him learn taught me so much. Wonderful pictures and what a keepsake for later years. By the way. Stanley still has a pet turtle, a rescue he saved almost 20 years ago.
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