No spirit stealing photographs, please

"No photos of me, Momma."

We have hundreds and hundreds of baby pictures, about that many or more early toddler photos. Then, Beren started staring at the camera, grabbing the camera, or making terrible faces. The number of photos of Beren has sharply declined.

Moments after I made this photograph, Beren did encourage me to take a picture of him and show him. I did. I then asked him to photograph me. He did:

I asked what we could then photograph. "A stick. This one. This side.":