I started shooting when Lucca was born in order to capture his childhood. I had no vision and mostly copied photos of other people. As my voice grew stronger, I realized I wanted to capture his rituals and our traditions more than anything else. One of his morning rituals was to eat his vitamins (called ga-ga's) while watching a morning show. He ate them methodically, biting off the top half first, and then placing the bottoms for later. Much like some eat an oreo. He's now outgrown this ritual and can say "vitamin", but I'll have this image forever. It's small and subtle, but I treasure it for how it makes him unique. To me, this simple image is precious.
If you have a ritual or family tradition you want captured, please contact me. This project has led me to shooting a family trip to Vashon, pumpkin patches, Sat. morning pancakes and game night. I'm passionate about giving familes images that are a window into what makes a family, their family.