Friday, April 29, 2016

Life Stories: Roller Skating | Bethesda, MD Family Photographer

I've begun or re-begun a photo series where I use photos to tell a small (or big) story in my own life each month.  These photos really bring me such joy, and I'm so glad that I've taken up this challenge again.  It gets me to shoot the everyday in a fun and creative way that I sometimes forget to do normally.

This month my baby girl decided she really wanted skates after seeing some friends roller skating down the street.  She said she wanted them for her birthday, but I told her that was a long way off.  I secretly looked up just how much roller skates were going these days and then counted her money in her wallet.  Sure enough she had enough.  I told her I thought she had enough money to buy them with her own money if she really wanted them.  She was so excited.  She handed over the money quickly.  I ordered them, and they arrived 2 days later to much elation.

Then there was the putting on of skates with "no help needed"...

There was some wibbly wobbling and just a bit of hand-holding (although not as much as I would have liked).  I was a nervous nelly.

And oh yes, there were the smiles.

I can't believe how fast she picked it up.  This was one of my great joys as a child.  Feeling the breeze in your face as you rush down the street on skates.  Doesn't get much better than that.  So fun to see that same happiness on her face.  Pure joy!

You can go check out more life stories from the following talented women at the following links.

3 Peas Photography 
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Verity Dokter Photography 
Danielle Frank Photography
Audrey Frantz Photography
Nicole Ridella Photography
Niki Strbian Photography 


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