M4H P52

3/52  [LIGHT]

While out at the Montgomery Zoo celebrating a sweet boy’s 1st birthday, I was able to capture an image of my son that is a bit different that my usual “style.” Actually, I captured a few of them, but I submitted one in particular to the M4H P52 Challenge for this week’s theme of LIGHT. I actually had intended to steer a different way with this post – I really wanted to incorporate John 8:12, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” I sort of thought my thinking was original, but with such a large and talented group of photographers, this image came up a couple times using the Bible, light, and the flower imagery that I imagined. I still wanted to challenge myself though, and this image of my sweet son, who is a surprising light in my life (he, being a boy that I’m beyond in love with is the surprise…I had only wanted girls, but alas, God knew exactly what I needed, and this little boy is the LIGHT of my life! I love him so much!), is a different way to see him – totally as he is, no posing or fake smiles in this one…just him enjoying a January day at the park zoo. There are some other photographic elements that I’m smitten with in this image as well…what do you think?!