What it means to raise sons: Mother of three boys documents their lives until they grew up
Categories: ChildrenBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-it-means-to-raise-sons-mother-of-three-boys-documents-their-lives-until-they-grew-up
Sara Easter is a professional photographer from Arlington, Texas, specializing in family photo shoots. For the sake of pleasure, Sarah takes off her three sons (4, 7 and 9 years old). "So far, my sons are immune to the fact that I shoot them," the photographer shared. — I take pictures of them every day, and they hardly notice it. That's what all moms do."
"I started taking pictures of my boys for the same reason as all parents. I just wanted to remember what they were like."
"Very quickly I gave up trying to get them to pose. They didn't look like themselves in these portraits. And I wanted them to do what they usually do, to be themselves, because that's how I want to remember them."
And when Sarah noticed how quickly her children were growing up and changing, she decided not to stop and continue the photo series.
"I will look at these photos in a year and I will notice that not only the boys have changed, but also their toys, rooms, games, behavior. I'm constantly trying to catch something before they change."
Sarah admits that a detailed depiction of the childhood of sons and daughters is what any mother craves.
"They should have something that they can then share with their own children and grandchildren. But more importantly, I want them to see themselves as I see them in these pictures. How wild, inventive, funny, kind, loving, generous, goofy and smart they are. I hope they will see it all thanks to my photos."