"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Monday, January 07, 2008

Silhouettes & More

Since this blog is all about documenting unschooled lives, I'll refrain from apologizing for posts solely about myself and my photographic endeavors since I'm unschooling ME as well. ;)

Now on to the photos... I was incredibly lucky to get such a gorgeous and fit pregnant mama (a prenatal yoga instructor to boot!) for my first ever maternity shoot.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with a grown-up who didn't need bribes or tricks or cajoling but instead could take direction, have ideas and bear with my inexperienced self. :)
And can you believe my luck with this awesome couch? I want to take it everywhere I go...Not sure what this pose is called other than amazing. Especially since she'll be giving birth later this week!
The rest can be viewed here. (More to come as I finish the rest of her images.)

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Great pictures Jess! The silhouettes came out fantastic!

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau