I carefully curate most photos I post to demonstrate a peaceful existence. These outtakes from my maternity session, however, show what is actually swirling around me whenever I'm trying to compose a shot of anything. (The image above could be titled, “Mom, can we please stop now? We've been working for at least three minutes.") Ahh, how dull life would be without my little assistants.
The next five images (captured with my Triggertrap set on a one-second time lapse while I was walking back to the camera) remind me so much of a series I shot in the Galapagos of two baby giant tortoises fighting/playing. (Here's one photo from that series.) The girls recently wrote a song about themselves called, "The Sisters of Toughness," which would make an excellent title for this grouping as well.
Someone has to be climbing something at all times just out of (or just within) camera range.
I'm just going to pull a little harder on your neck to see what happens...
As wild and "helpful" as they can be, I couldn't be luckier to be the mom of The Sisters of Toughness. I just hope this new little one turns out to be as tough as they are. In the meantime, my mom suggested we hire the baby a 24/7 bodyguard.
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I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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