The Quiet Moments | Behind the Scene with Cate Wnek

This post is part of a series of behind the scene posts authored by the Where The Boys regular contributors. This is our opportunity to share with you the very best of us and our different perspectives on mothering / capturing / documenting our sons. Our hope is that in these posts you find encouragement and inspiration in your journey of celebrating your son(s). 

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A broad range of intense feelings that keep my two boys close. Rivalry, disappointment, frustration, empathy, consolation, adoration, awe, and of course love. As I photograph my two children to document their lives together, I capture all of these wavy emotions and energized play, but the ones I treasure most are the moments in between. The quiet ones. where they are just together, side by side. Not really saying or doing anything for just a second. Briefly frozen and lost in their thoughts. These fleeting pauses are rare of course. Usually they are moving quickly, making quite a raucous. Maybe they will remember these moments in addition to all the others.