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When my sons were very young, I spent much of my time down at their level - literally - whether that meant on the grass or sandbox at the park or in the backyard, in the water or sand at the beach, or on the floor of their room (where I sometimes nearly fell asleep)

I was also working - teaching photography and shooting family and kid portraits so I was often pretty tired by the time I was in playtime mode.

It was at this time that I started using plastic cameras, a Holga and a vintage Diana, when photographing my own kids. The cameras are lightweight, no fuss and somewhat disposable (I even lost one of my Holgas on canoe trip with the family on the Truckee River)

What I like best about these cameras is the dreamy way they capture these childhood moments - soft at the edges like memories.