Thursday, August 25, 2011

We Heart the Swings

I love photographing the girls at the playground.  They love going there (Lucia starts laughing and kicking when she sees that we're getting closer to it) and we spend so much time hanging out there that I know they're going to have these memories etched in their minds forever.  Even so, I want to take as many photos of them as possible while we're there.  Many of the photos end up in the trash because they come out overexposed or out of focus but that's one of the reasons I love to shoot digital.  Just keep trying until you get some that work!

We love the swings around here.  The girls could stay on there forever and it's a lesson in life and sharing to go to the playground here in New York City.  You have to wait your turn no matter how much you whine and you have to let another kid have a chance to play no matter how much fun you're having.  They're learning...some of us are more patient (Zahra) than others (Lucia).  Paloma forgets she wants to be on the swing two minutes after we take her down because she runs to the sandbox/monkey bars/slide.  The three of them are so different.  And just when we think we have their personalities all figured out...they go and do something completely "out of character".  I love it.

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

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A little fuzzy but so cute I couldn't resist keeping it.  So when a picture comes out a bit blurry I usually always make it a black and white because in my opinion the blur is less offensive if it's devoid of color (at least that's what I tell myself!)

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman
Also fuzzy but I love it...I love her!

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman


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PS--If you're a regular reader you may have noticed a few changes around here.  I'll be incorporating more changes in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!




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4 comments:

postcard printing said...

Those are seriously the cutest babies I’ve ever seen, what a blessing! The little baby on the seventh photo is so photogenic and well behaved.With these shots, you can really see the happiness shining through them!

Chessa! said...

thank you! the baby in the 7th photo is my daughter:)

large printing said...

These children are so cute in those swings. I love the girl with the pink hat. Where did you buy that? I want to buy one for my child.

Chessa! said...

@large printing, I can't remember the brand of the hat but I got it at diapers.com - it's one of those hats that has SPF in the fabric. It's adorable and SO durable. We've washed it a million times and she wore it for months... :) it comes in a few of different colors too.