Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is ‘Sweet’.
Before I go into the photos, I’ll just say upfront – I’m not going to be able to catch up with six weeks of missed prompts, so I’m not even going to try. Story of my life – failing at my own project.
Greta said last week that this week’s prompt is perfect for me to get back into Through The Lens Thursday, and that was just the kick in the butt that I needed. You know that these will be baby pictures right?
I’m not a girly girl. I grew up a tomboy, climbing trees, rejecting dresses, and tucking my hair into a cap to look… less girly? However, I did play with Barbie dolls.
When I found out I was having a girl, I immediately rejected all notions of going stereotypical with my daughter. She doesn’t have to wear pink, nor am I going to push princess everything onto her. She doesn’t have to grow out her hair and have me braid it daily. She can play with Legos or toy soldiers or dolls. She will just be a kid, and her preferences will be formed by her interests.
And here I am, putting her in a pink onesie, “Daddy’s Girl”. Because look at her. She’s so girly. Her eyelashes, lips, feisty nature. She’s so GIRL.
So pink it is for now (and blue, grey, white, yellow, green).
I realize that by the time the twins are a year old, we will probably have thousands of pictures of them together. Heads touching, hands intertwined.
I’m okay with that.
Next week’s prompt: Play
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.