Last week, as I was changing the sheet on the bed, I glanced down at the abundance of white and decided to have an impromptu photo shoot with the kids. Hannah was fed, Jayce could easily be bribed into a few snuggles, it was perfect. I quickly set up my tripod, grabbed both kids and did my best. And failed.
Hannah immediately started crying, Jayce was overwhelmed by the jumping opportunities on a big bed with sheets piled beside it, and I was terrified to leave her anywhere near his crazed leaps and flips. I abandoned the tripod since Jayce was so wild, snapped a few shots, and quickly ended a session that obviously was not going to work. I could just hear myself explaining to Chris at the end of the day, “Well, I know Hannah has a concussion, but right before Jayce kicked her in the head I got the cutest picture of them snuggling together…”
But when I glanced at my camera later I was delighted to see this picture. It was my test shot to check the lighting and exposure. I wasn’t even looking through the viewfinder when it was taken, just at the histogram on the back.
Though the shot has some flaws, I was thrilled by the genuine little smile on Jayce’s lips, the eye contact and how his blue eyes pop. Hannah is right in between sleeping and crying, if I had snapped this just a second later, she would have been wailing. I can’t believe I lucked into this sweetness.
Linking to Sweet Shot Tuesday.