Iconic Photo Series: Naptime at Three

I’ve taken plenty of photos of my daughter from the time she was just a few hours old to working on completing my third 365 project, which almost always features her in some form. I’ve taken detail shots of her, photos of her things, photos of her relationship with her brother, but no photo of her has ever stopped me the way this one does.

It’s not perfect. I almost didn’t take it.

We’d been playing in the yard, and she insisted on wearing THIS dress. I let her know it was time to go inside for a nap, and she sat down to pout, when I snapped this photo.

For a brief second, her life, as a 3-year-old, was summed up in one single photo:

Toys, dirty feet, a gown, and the cat that never left her side (mimicking her body language) were all there in one, single image.

We’ve since had to say goodbye to that cat.

I’ll never have another photo of the two of them together again. That makes this one even more iconic to me.

This Iconic photo + story was contributed by Lauren Webster


About Lauren Webster:
 I am a wife and mama to two little miracles from Morgantown, West Virginia. I’ve had a passion for photography my entire life, but when I had my daughter three years ago, I felt a deep urge to capture her every move. Her tiny baby feet and hands were changing every day, and I wanted a way that I could hold on to those memories forever. Photography is a gift that I provide my family with. I want my children to have authentic documentation of their childhood. I, wholeheartedly, believe that photography is an heirloom.  Website // Instagram // Facebook

 


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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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