Last weekend, Mac and I went to an Oktoberfest celebration with my newlywed BFF, Kasey. It was so nice spending the morning with her, chatting about family and friends and getting the full recap on all the wedding details. But I'm not sure when Kasey agreed to go with us that she knew she'd be volunteering to push the stroller, chase the toddler, buy (and carry) all the crap, listen to him scream in the car the entire drive, stand around and watch him play on the golf carts and climb on the chairs forever and take all the photos. Hanging out with us is hard WORK. But of course, she didn't seem to mind a bit, which is just one of the thousands of reasons she's awesome. Even more awesome is the fact that grabbed my camera (my big fancy DSLR that everyone's scared of) (without me even having to ask) and took some really great photos of me and Mac together.
You guys, I can't even tell how much that simple little act of taking some photos of me with my little man meant to me. I feel like I'm always behind the camera taking photos of the action, while feeling very removed from it all. I can either be "in the moment" or take photos of "the moment," but not both. And I hate asking others to take over my camera, because I don't want them to feel obligated or pressured. When I do, the person usually seems scared/intimidated by the camera, takes one photo (usually out of focus) and quickly hands it back to me. But Kasey took over the camera like a pro and just snapped away, which gave me the opportunity to play with Mac and produced some really fabulous photos of the two of us that I wouldn't otherwise have. No one ever does that for me! I honestly cherish these photos. They are just us being silly, but they mean the world to me. So thank you again, Kasey.