I stood over the stove, making dinner, while my husband entertained our two year-old daughter.
“I’ll take a picture of you taking a picture of me!” he said, directing her to stand with her back to the white wall in our kitchen, while Camila awkwardly carried the clunky Fisher-Price camera in her right hand. He held his camera to his face and Camila mimicked him, then played the art director by suggesting another backdrop for the photo, wailing with excitement. Bear, a documentary photographer, has been taking pictures of Camila religiously since the day she was born. She’s his muse now.
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