I decided the other day to give myself a little photography challenge. Around noon is infamous for being pretty much the hardest time of day (light-wise) to shoot outside. The shadows are really harsh, and it's way more tricky to get nice, flattering pictures.My 2-year-old wanted to play baseball in the backyard after lunch, so I thought I'd hang out with him AND give some mid-day pictures a try.
One thing I love about small kids is that they are not afraid to try things they aren't good at yet. You know, as adults we can be afraid of failing way before we even attempt the new thing. But my 2-year-old sees things his big brothers do, and he doesn't see any reason why he wouldn't also be able to be successful at it.
So he heads out with all appropriate gear of course. Hat, tee, bat, ball. (I was actually glad he wanted a hat--it helped shade his face!)
And he gets started. Put the ball on the tee
And start swinging!
And when he misses, or it doesn't go very far, he picks it up and tries again.
No worries about how getting it perfect. Just trying it, doing his best, and having fun.
And I tried to do the same thing.
I'm so glad I did! I still won't be scheduling any client photo shoots at noon, BUT I'm glad I didn't miss capturing all of this joy that happened in the middle of the day!