Thank you for changing the world by being a parent! You do an amazing job. Every time we parents show our young people how much they mean to us and how proud we are of them, we make a difference. Every time we challenge them or read to them or simply be there witnessing what they are doing, we make a difference. Every time we take them somewhere or show them something or follow their lead, we make a difference...so thank you.
I know as parents we are so proud of our children, proud and in awe of what they do. Sometimes it's hard to put it into words or slow down enough to say something, but it is worth the time to do so...It makes a difference to them and a difference to the world.
I believe that parents telling their children how proud they are increases children's confidence. The more confidence someone has, the more thoughtful they are, the more accepting of difference, the more creative and the more they can show both their strengths and struggles. When people do all that, the closer we are to creating a more peaceful planet.
With all this in mind, I want to share with you my latest hybrid photography endeavor. I have been making these videos, where I do my regular family photo session with lots of photos of the kids, take a few moving portraits as video clips and then I video the parents talking their pride in their child. Then I use the parents talking as a voice over for the the photos. These videos are intended to live on the child's media device and for them to watch again and again. I find these pieces incredibly moving and so I wanted to share them with you...check them out here.