Images in the Backcountry

Dropping The Camera To Live In Moment

On Thursday, November 21st 2013 my wife and I welcomed our new addition into the family.  This day was very special for us. I felt so many emotions from nervousness to frustration to fear and finally joy.  For a photographer, a day like this can be very interesting.  First I had to consider whether to bring my camera, and then whether, if I did, could I just enjoy the moment and not take too many photos. As the time got closer for my son to be born I did something that as a photographer is very hard to do: I dropped the camera and enjoyed the moment with my wife. I also did something else I personally thought I never would do--I got up and watched my son's birth. Seeing my son for the first time with his wide eyes saying hello to the world was by far one of the most amazing experiences in my life. As I look back I get a little frustrated that I couldn't capture this moment in my family's life, but if I had to choose again there is no question I would choose being in the moment. I did get a chance to capture some moments of this special time for my family and below you will see them. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life personally and hey as a photographer too!  I also look forward to documenting the life of my son and right now I can't stop doing that. I hope you enjoyed this post where I shared a little bit of my personal experience and the struggle I had as a photographer.  Please feel free to share a quick story about an experience where you had to set everything down and just enjoy every moment of the day in the comment field below. 

On a side note if you are familiar with my blog you know I usually only post one or two images.  I felt this was a story and to leave out images would make gaps in the story.  So below is a slideshow click play to view the images.


Please keep in mind that it doesn't work on smartphones though if you click this link can go directly to the gallery to view the images. 
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