Many people get to see through their children’s innocent eyes the wonder of the world for a few years, I have been lucky enough to have that experience for longer. My younger son, born in 2001, sees the world as a sensory garden with none of the preconceptions we have and the reactions from him are just purely natural.
He has had challenges since he was born and he now has a long list of conditions. He has type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, autism, severe learning disabilities and is non-verbal, amongst other things. He loves to be outside, being in fields, by water, on hills, in woods …. I realised that I was noticing what he was looking at and having a mobile phone with me all the time I could take photos. For the first year of his life I took photos on a DSLR to document the first year, not realising how his life would turn out.
I was used to taking photos on the camera and started taking it out more when I was with the children and when I went out on my own for my own relaxation when they were at school. Now I use it when visiting my older two children at university on days out, they also want to be outside and have their own DSLRs!