Giving Thanks Through Photography
One of my coaching clients recently said “taking photos is like writing down the grocery list that you then leave at home.”
In other words, photography isn’t just the passive act of recording a moment – in recording it you create a memory of it you might not otherwise have had.
For me, photography, and not just the taking of photos, but the selecting, editing, and sharing as well, is a meditation of sorts – a meditation on the experiences I am most thankful for.
Photographing my kids is how I express my commitment to celebrate and gives thanks.
You can too, and here is how:
Let the moment unfold.
Use your camera to really see and feel.
Edit and share as part of the process.
Focus on love.
Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer and photography coach for parents with Photosanity. A former architect and interior designer, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two boys Liam, age six, and Jack, age three.
Alethea is on a mission to help parents more fully experience the precious fleeting moments of their children’s lives through photography. Find her on http://photosanity.com