I Heart Faces Photo Challenge: "Innocent Wonder" - Denton Area Photographer

This week's theme over at I Heart Faces is "Innocent Wonder".

I had a really hard time picking this one, as I have photographed so many beautiful children over the years (mine included).  Being such a broad theme, so many of my photos could qualify.

I picked this one because it reminds me so much of what it felt like when you are little and trying to imagine what you will be when you "grow up."  I had a crazy series of potential careers as a child, most of them creative in nature, so it's no wonder Photography called to me once I was in college.  I wanted to be a fashion designer, a "Solid Gold" dancer, a writer, a poet, an actress, an artist, a journalist, and so many others... the list goes on an on.

This little boy was fascinated with firemen and firetrucks, so when we were allowed to jump into one at the end of a session one day, I wasn't prepared technically (no flash or strobes), but I was prepared to capture the joy of pretending, just for a moment, that he was a fireman.  And the wonder and awe that overtook him as he had that hat on and sat in the seat was touching to witness.

So the portrait isn't my technical best, but it's still one of my favorites.  Innocent Wonder.  Yep, perfectly describes what I see here.


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1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! You captured a wonderful moment of his life.