This week’s Project 52 shot may look quite obvious- a picture of a cute toddler eating watermelon- but it comes with a back story that holds such a special place is my heart.
This is Lily, the daughter of dear friends of mine. The significance of this shot comes from the fact that Lily was born at 29 weeks after an especially complicated pregnancy, and was a very unwell little girl. She spent the first 7 months of her life in hospital, where the most basic yet fundamental functions of life were her biggest mountains to climb- breathing, and eating. There were times when those mountains seemed insurmountable.
Today was the first time i have seen Lily since the day she left hospital (which by stoke of magic i was there to photograph- you can see that story here and to watch her today, a cheeky, determined little girl, running around, gleefully enjoying a juicy slice of watermelon, just blew my heart open with happiness.
You can view the other awesome posts of the Shooting with Soul circle here…
Vicky Palmieri – Vicky Palmieri Photography
Amy Rushbrook – Lark + Bear Photography
Sheree McCready – Super Love Photography
Kate Bailey – Kate Bailey Photography
Kylie Fergusson – Firefly Images
Lesley Condon – Lesley Dodd Photography
Kellie Robinson – Colour of Life Photography
Nicole Proy – Mockingbird Photography
Kylie Dunlop – Kylie Dunlop Photography
Isabel Bowden – Isabel Bowden Photography
Website coming end of Jan
Sarah Ransley – November May Photography
Natalie Ireland – Natalie Ireland Photography
Lyn Wilkinson – Lynette Wilkinson Photography
Tania Boyd – Tania Boyd Photography
Anna Todd – Anna Todd Photography
Courtney Holmes – Courtney Holmes Photography