August 8, 2013

The Photo That Captured Summer


Samsung GS4 Winning Photo

Summer is officially over as BabyGirl heads back to school today. As I looked back through the multiple hundreds of photos from the summer, I kept going back to this one.

Taken at the end of July in Venice Beach, it sums up the feeling of this time. We’re happy to have had summer and all its adventures, but there’s something special about school, too – the friends, the structure, the groups, the playground. BabyGirl just loves learning. Which is probably why I’ve never given up homeschooling even though she goes to school.

But summer means a little time at the beach. And while I did bring my dSLR and captured many great photos, it’s this photo that speaks to me. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4, it wasn’t as planned as it may look. I was trying to get the sunset (so I can share it on Instagram, of course) and BabyGirl had been playing in the waves. She watched as the water retreated then turned around and jumped up with an “I’m flying!”

And so it goes. If I had planned it I never would get this shot. The best part is that I was actually watching her, not experiencing it through a lens.

If you went through all your photos this summer, would you have one that captured the summer?

Disclosure: Verizon Wireless provided me with a Samsung Galaxy S4. This is not a sponsored post and no compensation was provided for this post. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third-party. I do, however, have a business relationship with Verizon Wireless and thus I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



Megan Broutian August 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

You MUST tell me next time you’re in my neck of the woods so we can arrange a playdate for our baby girls and big girls (us).

Sara August 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Megan, now that I know you’re in the LA (ish) area and would be OK with us visiting I’ll definitely let you know. I think our girls would have a great time together.

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang August 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Oh Sara! What an amazing shot! I just love this! So much happiness and emotion 🙂

Sara August 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Thank you for the compliment, Kate. It means a lot, as I have a great deal of respect for your photography talent.

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