A & V at the Pettit National Ice Center [Gigi’s Joy Photography: Racine Documentary Photographer]

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

This documentary photography session was a continuation of a children’s lifestyle session posted earlier on the blog. A and V spend a great deal of their time ice skating at the Pettit National Ice Center. I loved the idea of documenting a place that is so special and center to their lives right now.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

So many times parents are eager to capture the big game or the sports meet – but sometimes, the most compelling images are the ones that show the journey.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

It is nearly impossible to calculate the number of time a parent has helped a child dress or tied their shoes, but these are fleeting moments. All too soon, they’ll be doing it on their own.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

We photographed this session during a Saturday afternoon free skate. It was so neat to see the different levels of the children present and know that there were some big dreams skating on that ice.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

I love the image above – it is typical of all mothers – helping one child while keeping a watchful eye on another.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

My goal in any session is to capture who that child is in this moment of time. Regardless of how long A and V continue to skate, it is incredibly special to have their early love of the ice documented.

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

“Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them. ”

– Josie Bisset

lifestyle children documentary photography Union Grove Wisconsin

 

 

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