colourful autumn & children’s laughter
It was Autumn, and I was visiting family and friends in Finland. I kid I always used to hang out with in elementary school, but hadn’t seen for at least 10 years, contacted me and asked if I could come and photograph her children – she clearly wasn’t a kid anymore. Nor am I. Through the magic of the internet, she had found out that I take pictures, and that I’d be coming to Finland. Naturally, I said I’d be happy to come over with my camera.
There was a bit of shyness in the beginning, but soon enough the camera became overwhelmingly interesting!
Not everyone was shy, though.
… and shyness in children tends to evaporate quite quickly.
We set up some photos…
… but most were spontaneous.
I feel like I’ve accomplished something when I can point the camera at someone without disturbing their behaviour. I’m very happy that I managed to capture this scene, where my childhood friend comforts her upset daughter.
In the end, there was dancing and singing in the Autumn wind.
Catching the natural moments is really an art. The eyes in these photos are captivating.
These kids have some incredible eyes, indeed! Thanks for commenting, Lyle.
Beautiful images, and lovely to reconnect with your friend. The second to last image, black and white, is the one I feel has an air of timelessness – absolutely stunning!
Thanks a lot! The black-and-white one is my favourite also. It was a beautiful moment, and I’m glad I managed to capture it.
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