This summer I watched two small boys a couple days a week. Combined with my own kids, that was 2 three-year-olds, a one-year-old, and a four-month-old. This made for some challenging, tiring days juggling everyone's needs. But, I kept my camera out throughout our time together—a welcome haven of new perspective for me to glance through from time to time. Chris Orwig in his book, The Creative Fight, puts it,
Rather than feeling burdened by time, the camera helped me appreciate it one small slice at a time. I discovered within these slices new worlds and hidden truths that previously went unseen.
At the end of our time together I compiled all my favorite images into a gallery to surprise the boys' parents. Their mom told me she had tears in her eyes as she went through the photos. I'm sure it is not easy to leave your kids with, essentially, a stranger. So having their trust meant a lot to me and being able to reassure them of their decision with a delightful photography surprise was my favorite part of the experience.
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Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by authenticity, adventurers and life-lovers. I call myself a biohacker-wannabe pursuing the unconventional.
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