You Are My Wild

February 27, 2013

By Gabrielle. Photos, in order, from Anje Bridge, Ryan Marshall, Klodjana Dervishi, and Meaghan Curry.

Oh. A weekly portrait project that asks 14 photographers to document how they see their own children. No poses, no color coordinating outfits, no fits or fussing. Just a snippet of a half-second that takes your breath far away.

Which is a lot like childhood itself, don’t you think?

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1 Rebecca Alexis February 27, 2013 at 6:39 am

wowzers. just stunningly beautiful. I love the title as well. I just linked in to do weekly portraits/stills of my children/home with the bloggers at Che&Fidel and The Beetle Shack, but I am pretty certain I will never be able to capture the depth of beauty I saw on this blog. thank you so for sharing. xo


2 Kate Frishman February 27, 2013 at 6:58 am

Suddenly I’m inspired to go photograph my children :)


3 Jenny P February 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Me too! My son is almost two and as soon as he sees my phone or camera come out, he charges at me desperate to touch and see it. Photos have been seriously lacking lately as a result.


4 Heather February 27, 2013 at 7:01 am

I saw this mentioned on dooce as well. It is great. I love the natural, candid shots. This is so much nicer than the blogs that have posed, staged or “my children are naturally fasishionistas” photos. There is one blog that was nominated as a “best” by a well known parenting site. I checked it out and was so disappointed to find (obviously) color coordinated outfits (one color scheme allowed in this house…really?!) and staged shots. What is original and honest about that?! More “You are my Wild,” please!
Thanks for sharing!


5 Maritza February 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

Beautiful..and natural! Did you get my email by any chance?


6 Lisa | Happy By February 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

The third photographer in your order is Albanian (yaaay for my country!). I fell in love with the forth picture though :)


7 Azra February 27, 2013 at 7:16 am

Those are the best pictures… life as it is, natural and spontaneous.


8 Stephanie Precourt February 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

Love this!



9 Maria Baker February 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

I found this site about 3 weeks ago and have been drooling ever since. Just lovely.


10 G at willowday February 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

Love it! It reminds me to do the same! Thank you for sharing!


11 Pranav Dadarwala February 27, 2013 at 8:35 am

Really love the weekly portrat project!


12 Sandra Gonzales February 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

Is there anything more precious than children at play? Children sleeping maybe..


13 Lisette Wolter-McKinley February 27, 2013 at 8:58 am

I love it when kids can be kids and parents want to capture that. I just had a mother ask me to do the same thing:


14 Kelsey February 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thanks so much for featuring our project, Gabrielle. We are very flattered!


15 nadya February 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.


16 Lisa February 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

Gorgeous. My daughter was captured by HONY this past weekend, and it is so her. Here is the link:


17 tere February 27, 2013 at 11:34 am

oh, this is how life is!! Congrats for the awesome project!


18 Ann February 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Love this post!!


19 kati February 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

thank you so much! we’re thrilled so many people have connected with our project. xo


20 Alie February 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Wow. I just browsed through ALL of those photos with amazement and awe of the way they beautifully capture childhood. Thank you for sharing this!


21 Ryan February 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Thanks so much for shedding light on this project, it’s one of the most favorite things I have ever been a part of. Ever. The friendships that are developing and the encouragement and support that comes from being a part of this group is unreal. Thanks again, and it’s been an absolute pleasure watching your family’s bond grow through Olive Us.


22 flannery o'kafka February 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.


23 AmyK February 28, 2013 at 6:27 am

Aren’t kids amazing??? Every single moment!


24 Emily March 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

One of my favorite projects of the year, so inspiring!


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