Have you seen the You Are My Wild site yet? A collaboration between 13 amazing photographers (with some of our favorites like Meaghan Curry, Ryan Marshall and Brooke Schwab) with one simple goal: to document how they see their children.
It gave us chills looking through the archives, it is such an incredibly beautiful concept. As parents we see our children in a special kind of golden light. Everything they do is superlative. They have the best laugh, the smartest conclusions, the silliest dance moves, the kindest heart. We see them for the very best of what they are. We often find ourselves aching that everyone could see them they way we seem them.
You Are My Wild has that same sense about them and we are huge fans! We also love their project name, take from a line from one of our favorite poems by MaryAnn K. Cusimano: “You are my I love you”
I am your parent you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle
I am your audience, you are my clown
I am your London Bridge, you are my falling down
I am your Carrot Sticks, you are my licorice
I am your dandelion, you are my first wish
I am your water wings, you are my deep
I am your open arms, you are my running leap
I am your way home, you are my new path
I am your dry towel, you are my wet bath
I am your dinner you are my chocolate cake I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake
I am your finish line, you are my race
I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace I am your favourite book, you are my new lines
I am your nightlight, you are my sunshine
I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you.
Follow along with the amazing photographers weekly submissions here.
All photos courtesy of You Are My Wild.