Lucy | Bay Area Family Photographer

Do things ever not work out the way you expected them to?

That was my last year.  I *thought* that when Lucy started kindergarten and Luke started preschool I would have so much time on my hands I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.

Nothing could have been farther from the truth.  Lucy had a great year in kindergarten and it was a pleasure to watch her grow and mature.  She’s a strong reader (which makes my heart happy!) and loved the academic challenge of “real school”.  Luke survived preschool – although I think this boy of mine needs to be outside hammering nails, putting up caution tape and dreaming about constructing tree houses more than he needs “school” (at this point in his life).  For me, I actually had less time, more taxi responsibilities and tired kids.  Soooooo….

It’s been a while since I’ve been here.  I have lots of work I should have been posting and lots of thoughts I should have been sharing, but nonetheless my (perhaps extreme) commitment to making sure Lucy and Luke pursue their creative impulses and intellectual pursuits has superseded my upkeep on this blog.

However – I did want to post these pictures of Lucy.  Do you ever wonder how in the world your own children could be so beautiful?  I wonder that every day – and when I look at these, her beauty blows me away.  I think taking pictures of my own kids is much much harder than taking pictures of my clients children.  But this time I just stepped back and did what I encourage my clients to do – just let them be.  Children *are* beautiful just the way they are.  And so here is Lucy being Lucy.  Enjoy!

August 14, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Merrilee - Precious, precious, precious!

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