Parents dreaming of their children

I had the chance to photograph two awesome parent-child duos this week, first Skye and his dad and then Nola and her mom. In both sessions, the kids evoked these huge, wonderful smiles from their parents. It's so fun to see people get such a kick out of their kids. Beyond that, though, in each session there were a handful of pictures that captured the parent looking on the child with an incredibly beautiful poignancy-- a kind of longing almost. It reminds me of Basho's famous lines, "Even in Kyoto...I dream of Kyoto"-- a love so spellbound by change and time that you miss the love object even when they are right next to you. What terrifying luck.

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