photography, sports, Uncategorized, Wyoming

Getting My Kicks

Emily

Last fall, Wyokiddo asked to play soccer.  Quite frankly, I was a bit stunned.  She isn’t a huge fan of sports and hasn’t really expressed an interest in them before.  But we signed her up.  She loved it so much, she’s playing again this spring.

I take photos at her games for a few reasons.  One, it’s good practice at some action photography shots.  And two, it keeps me from getting too intense.

Yes, I’m one of those parents.  Or I would be if I didn’t make a conscious effort to keep my nose out of her on-field business.  Every once in a while, I’ll slip and try to coach instead of encourage.  But if I put a camera in my hands, I’m paying more attention to it than worrying about the performance of my kid.  Which for this competitive mama, is a good thing.

Here’s hoping this technique lasts me for quite a while.  Lord help me if the kid is ever good enough to play varsity.

These action shots are also a great way to practice some graphic design skills.  I’m getting more experienced with Photoshop and the powers of digital design.  If only parenting were as easy as turning on or off the layers of ourselves we don’t really want.

Teresa

photography, Uncategorized

Anticipation

Santa and Baby.jpg

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”    W.T. Ellis.

I can think of no better entry for this week’s Word Press photo challenge Anticipation.

Wyokiddo eagerly anticipated seeing Santa at school yesterday, patiently waiting on the rug until it was her turn.  She is counting down the days to Christmas with zeal.

Another Mama I know eagerly anticipated the arrival of this little guy into their lives.

And I think all of us look forward to 2017 with anticipation and hope.

Merry Christmas.

Teresa