Portraits • Headshots • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Exist in Photos

This is a portrait of my son David and me. He’s turning eleven so I took some portraits of him. When we finished, I tried to think of a single photo of the two of us. All I could recall were old ones (really old ones!). Why? Because I tend to stay behind the camera. After all, I’m wearing old clothes, I’m not wearing makeup, I’m…I’m…
The result is lots of family photos–without me in them! So I set up the camera’s timer. I said to him, “You know how much I love you?” He said, “Yup.” And then, “Love you too, mom.”
Then the shutter released. Now we have this. Forever. Old clothes, no makeup and all.
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope you have fun, and don’t forget to get in the picture!