I find it challenging to make portraits sessions. Especially if those people are not used with photography or they are camera shy. I am a camera shy person myself and I don't know how or where to hide whenever somebody else wants to photograph me. I have always considered this an advantage because I know how to deal with people like myself. I have to find out in a matter of minutes what make the other person's tick, what makes him laugh and so on. However, first photos are always only to warm up. Normally a photo session can last around an hour and the best photos are at the very end when all the layers are dropped and we are both tired a bit.
Till few years ago, I didn't even know that something like this exists but there it is ... a sommerfest in Kindergarten. In Romania, while I was a child, I don't remember what we have...sort of celebration at the end of the year, where we had to sing, dance and so on; all of these in front of parents. Same here but more activities and with food. This year the party was even bigger because kindergarten celebrated 60 years old.
Mira was not the happiest that day but in the end with a bit of cookies or actually with a lot, we made it through the day.
I have missed to say it's about the kindergarten of Mira and Anni, my blonde girls.
When we lose something, we gain something - says a "connoisseur" ...not Ana, but me. I am the expert of making space every day to new things. Friends, who approach me, know better. A few days with me and you are contaminated. One thing at least I haven't lost until now, the photos that I take... : )
My friends started to know that whenever I say that I have done a good photo is either with dogs or children. I realized that I am predictable to this aspect... however, I say this words not very often, actually once in a while. It is filtered through my emotions what I consider to be a good photo or not. I am saying this thing with a "good photo" more as a joke sometimes, because when I show the photo with the dogs, the drums are already beating. Still, for many years now, I wish I had a dog ...
I took the girls from kindergarten after a heavy rain in the city. On our way back home, we found a snail, and we took pictures...each girl, one picture with the snail. Mira didn't want to go out of the frame when it was Anna's turn. Anna pushed her, but nothing changed, Mira is stubborn, then a picture together. We saved the snail, we took it from the sidewalk and put it on grass. Afterwards they asked if I brought them something sweet and instead of candies, I showed them the fruits. After a shock and faces that were almost crying, they passed the bad moment fast and started to eat the fruits. Mira picked the pear and Anna the nectarine...till we got upstairs to their home and they asked again for the candies. This time from the secret place, from where their mother allow them to choose three candies daily.
...nobody wanted the apricot, so it was mine...I ate it! I love apricots!