The Exclamation Point at the End of a Family

This post is all about that free-spirit, care-free, wild-child full of energy and life. When Danielle submitted this Iconic Photo, I just knew I MUST add it to the line up asap. Reading her words that went along with the photo had my sister and my daughter immediately flashing in my head. To know someone that lives life so freely and full of confidence is a blessing to witness. Who is the exclamation point at the end of YOUR family? Comment below.

P.S. By the way, I totally love how she describes her daughter as the exclamation point…. genius wording!

P.S.S. Before you keep reading, can you see the secret message within the image? The answer is in Danielle’s thoughts if you don’t see it first! So freaking neat!

 

Here’s what Danielle had to say about her photo and why it’s iconic to her:

This is my third born, Lila Jane.

She is the exclamation point at the end of our family.  In her early years she was referred to as Hurricane Lila.  This girl could destroy a room, a grocery store, your confidence and entire rolls of toilet paper in a matter of seconds.

When she was just a few weeks old I would rock her while she wore hand me down pajamas and did everything she could not to melt into my body the way my other two children had.  I’d try to cuddle her into me and stare at her scrunched up face asking, “What are you going to be like, little one?  Will you please be a good baby?  Maybe you could just be one of those easy going third babies that I hear everyone talk about?”

I’m pretty sure she decided right then and there to make me regret ever asking such a thing.

This one, this last baby of mine, she challenges me everysingleday.   It would be so easy for me to lie and say that she makes me a better person.  Truth is, she doesn’t.  Instead, she makes me way more badass than I ever could have imagined, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve always loved this photo, but it was only recently that I noticed the word “WIN” spelled out in the wisps of her hair.  Yeah, that’s seems about right. Lila Jane, #winningatlife

Danielle MacInnes Photography

 

Camera Data: 1/1600 f/2.8 ISO 200 Canon 5D Mark III

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Danielle MacInnes is a lifestyle portrait photographer who recently relocated from the Seacoast of New Hampshire back to her hometown of Longmeadow, MA.  She believes that every family has a story to tell and sets out to preserve a chapter of yours as seen through her lens. Sessions can take place in your home or on-location and are uniquely customized for each family.  Danielle also serves the Falmouth, Massachusetts area in the summer months.

 

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She enjoys good coffee, being wildly inappropriate, contagious laughter, tater tots, and talking about herself in the third person.  She also enjoys a lot of other things but feels funny about listing it all.

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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