One of the things I find so fascinating about this project is that each experience is so completely different. Not disimilar to opening a mysterious gift.
Each scene unravels with the newnest of the people, the place and the light. Often I do a location scout and check the light. That is what I was doing this day although that changed when I walked in the door and saw the whole family, bathed in morning light, sitting on the couch plaing video games and watching TV. I said, ' Mary, I think I'd like to just shoot.' She was very genrous and said that was fine.
I heard there was a turtle in the bathroom...
and a few cats...
The girls showed me their room and then wanted to braid their Mom's hair. I began to notice how very sweet the girls were and how much love they have for their Mom.
Next stop was Mom's bedroom where everyone just plunked right in. The kids just showered Mom with hugs and kisses...and everyone wanted her for their own. I was touched by how affectionate they all were and clearly how much the kids adore her.
The kids all collect Magic cards and they were very excited to show me their favorites!
It all ended back at the TV.
Ya, just a smidge of danger with this one!!
See you all soon!!