One of the greatest things about my move has been this feeling of freedom I have to dabble in things that I’ve always had a desire for, but never had time to entertain. I recently had the opportunity to dabble in photography. My assignment was my first Batswana wedding. The wedding in itself was a wonderful experience. Being able to take it all in behind a camera added another dimension to that wonderful experience. In my amateur opinion, I was able to capture many great photos. I have had the joy of looking back through those photos, on occasion, and I find it interesting how each photo has a story to tell. This photo, of this beautiful baby girl on her mother’s back, is one of my favorites.
It took hours to get this shot and the most incredible part of this capture was that I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I happened to turn and there she was looking at me as if she were saying I’m ready now.
Hours earlier her mother called me over to take her picture. We immediately teamed up with the hope of getting her attention. Her mother was pointing trying to get her to look my direction and I was doing my best attempts at baby signaling. All to no success. As you can see, she was not interested. She was captivated by something else. Here are a few of the results from our initial take.