Behind the Scenes

My 8 yr old son tagged along for one of my family photo shoots this past weekend, so I gave him the job of photo assistant.  I asked him to try to stand behind me and help make the baby boy smile, and I also suggested he take photos too, using my cell phone camera, to keep him occupied and give him the chance to practice photography as well.  I think it's a great thing for young children to be handed a camera and get photos from their unique perspective.  I've seen some truly remarkable shots captured by kids. 
I remember receiving my first camera as a child, when I was right around 7 or 8 yrs old.  I think I had a used one floating around the family that I borrowed sometimes, but this pink Le Clic 110 Film pocket camera, pictured below, was the first camera I owned myself, a gift from my uncle at Christmas.  It was the exact one I wanted and I thought it was amazing!  Oh the memories.
My son does some modeling, so he's often been on the other side of the camera.  I love seeing him take some initiative in trying to snap his own photos.  While he has had a toy digital camera, he is just starting to show more interest in doing video clips and snapping pics with my camera.  
Has your child shown interest in taking photos?

Here's one of my favorite photos snapped by my son, behind the scenes at a family Fall photo shoot.

Here's one of my favorite photos snapped by my son, behind the scenes at a family Fall photo shoot.