you are my wild

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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.

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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 wildphotography, kids, feature 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 wishphotography, kids, feature

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 cakephotography, kids, feature 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 gracephotography, kids, feature 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.

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Follow along with the amazing photographers weekly submissions here.

All photos courtesy of You Are My Wild.


  • jaana
    March 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

    you are my wild is my absolute favorite right now. i look most forward to those updates every week.

  • Connie
    March 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Glad you posted this, the photos are so inspiring and I just started following. Have a great week!

  • analaila
    March 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    what a beautiful poem! If I wasn’t at work I would be tearing right now!

  • Lexi
    March 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    You Are My Wild is the most talented group of photographers! I discovered this blog through instagram. Most, if not all, have feeds there and have equally brilliantly inspirational smartphone pictures! I highly recommend following them to see what amazingness can be done simply with your phone’s camera!


  • Maria Baker
    March 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I came across you are my wild via Pinterest. I love it all so much. I’d give my pinky toe to be a part of it. Lovely work.

  • Brittany
    March 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I have been admiring this series via Instagram – I had no idea about the poem, I love it!

  • Brookelynne
    March 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    SO So beautiful.

  • kati
    March 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    thank you so much, everyone!! thank you smallfry! xo

  • Melissa
    March 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Such an inspiring poem. I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Kate
    March 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    They’re amazing!! Their concept is so perfect and photos gorgeous. Love.

  • London Schade
    March 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I so love that little blog. It really helps inspire me to find those precious moments throughout the that are truly magical. Those moments will never come again and I hope, like these moms, I can be there and be ready to make and keep the memory. Thanks for sharing!

  • brandy j
    March 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Being a photographer myself I truly appreciate these professionals taking the time to use their craft on documenting their own children, something I often forget to do. Thanks for sharing!

  • adrienne
    March 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

    What an inspired idea.

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