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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the image above – it is typical of all mothers – helping one child while keeping a watchful eye on another.
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.
“Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them. ”
– Josie Bisset