Friday, April 29, 2011

water gun skier

My friend Toni invited me out to go water skiing with her today. Her son Conner, 5, also came with us. He sat in the back of the boat playing with a water gun, aiming it at the skier, and made general use of his time pretending he was King of the boat while intermittently probing me to jump in the freezing cold lake water so we could "freeze to death." I didn't get to ski too much, but I hope to get out there again soon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

a nephew's 3rd birthday

Photographing my own family is difficult for me - I have a hard time trying to be an outsider looking for moments in between moments, mostly because they are my family: I know them well. So trying to catch an unfolding scene isn't easy, and most of the time I just don't shoot very much at all. But it was my nephew's birthday party, 3 years!, and my brother and sister in law rented a gigantic blow up jump around thing, and it was a good reason to look, watch, wait for some backyard birthday moments to come around.