This morning Isabella asked me if she could borrow my iPhone. She said she wanted to set up all her stuffed animal friends and take photos of them. My heart melted as she asked me this. I know she sees me take many photos throughout each day and one of our favorite things to do is look at all our daily pictures together while snuggling on the couch and talking about what we did.
So when she asked if she could take the wheel I couldn't hand her my iPhone fast enough. I was so happy that she wanted to document parts of her day and those that were special to her in this way. While giving my phone to her, Mia needed my attention (read: melting down). I asked Isabella if she was okay without me for a bit. She said she was and I took Mia in the other room to give her some space.
After lunch Isabella asked if I would take a photo of her sitting with her turtle friend. It was then that I noticed the pictures from her photo shoot. They gave me pause. In her images I could feel what she was seeing. I could practically hear her three-year old thought process as she set up her shots. I think she has a beautiful eye for composition and I wonder if it is a gift she would like to continue exploring for herself.
I helped her choose some fun filters and asked if she would be okay if I shared her first photos here with you. She said yes. I also decided to give her my old Canon Digital Elph so she can take all the photos her sweet heart desires. I look forward to many mother and daughter photo walks together.