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

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shameless Plug

Just in case you haven't noticed, things have been pretty busy over on the photog blog.

Apparently I'm a wedding photographer now...(though I confess only for super cool, laid-back couples whose guests don't exceed more than 20 people.) ;)

And I do 1st Communions. Who would've thought!?At this rate, I'll be booked throughout the summer! Speaking of which, beach sessions are going to be my big draw. Once I secure the right stretch-o-ocean you just might want to jump on the bandwagon. I'll keep you posted.
Till then, think summer!!


Jamie said...

Great pictures Jess! You really have an eye for photography!!

Kim said...

It must get tiresome hearing how talented you are, particularly as you keep gaining even more skills, and getting even more talented, a truly vicious cycle. Please do not forget us (or stop taking pics of our kids) when you get all famous!

"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