A couple of weeks ago I photographed a Dads and Babies class at Baby Sensory. Lots of amazing Dads with their little bundles of joy playing and having fun.
It was on the cards that I was going to get a bit teary at some point... My undoing ended up being this little girl and the goodbye song.
I have photographed five Baby Sensory classes now and my absolute favourite part is the goodbye song at the end. The babies are sleepy, the parents are relaxed and there is just something magical in the room. I actually think I need to get it on my iPod I love it that much. ;-)
It was during the goodbye song that this little big sister walked over to her little brother, very gently put her hand under his head and gave him a kiss.
Such a small gesture but so genuine that it made me cry. It made me think of the times that I catch my daughters being kind and considerate to each other. I don't catch them often but when I do it brings a happy tear to my eye too.
It also made me think about how I define and see love. For me love is not about grand gestures and certainly never about anything you can buy - its about the little things that you don't even know that you do that show just how deeply you love someone - a look, a touch, an age old tradition - and sometimes, just sometimes, I am lucky enough to capture them on film...