Thursday, November 12, 2009

Glimpses of the Future

So I take a lot of pictures of my boys. A lot...


Even I can admit that it sometimes borders on obsessive. But there's a reason. Well, three reasons I guess...


First, they're adorable. I mean really, have you ever seen cuter boys? I may be just a tad biased on that one, I know. But clearly, they beg to have their pictures taken and shared with the world...


Second, I enjoy it. I did have someone suggest that I take pictures of other peoples children as a side job, but really, I just like my own. (That and I don't take criticism well so I'd need a very good PR manager to handle any clients else I bite their head off for not liking the same pictures I did). And as much as I love taking them, I love love love looking at them...


And finally, I'm trying to figure them out. I'm looking for those glimpses of the future. The ones where I'll get a feel for the men that these boys will become. The pictures I'll look back on someday, maybe even after they've made their own homes many miles away, and I'll be able to see the buds of who they are.


The pictures I'll look back on and be able to say, "yeah, that picture is SO you."


But that's the problem you see...


I don't know who they're going to be yet, so I don't know when or how to catch that on film.


So for now, I'll just stick to taking lots and lots of pictures...

Hope you like them too :)

3 comments:

Cara said...

I do like seeing the pics you take of your handsome family. You have a real talent. And yeah if you um ever do decide to take pics of other people's kids on the side, I'll volunteer to do your PR...;)

Elizabeth said...

Maggie- love your blog! What is your foolproof method to insure you never lose any of your pictures? That is my big problem!

Maggie said...

Elizabeth, my better half has them all set up to auto archive to an offsite backup. I think it's called Mozy? There are a few companies who do it and I HIGHLY recommend it. Especially if you're as bad as I am about printing!

And thanks Cara, I might take you up on that someday!