It goes like this. For the first year of what was supposed to be a one year project, my family indulged. They would let me photograph every mundane moment of our daily lives and blog about it.
But it got old, at least to them. In the second year, a partial ban was implemented which basically meant if I could get it in one shot fine, if not too bad.
This year more conditions. I think the official ruling is that I am only allowed to photographs occasions where "normal" people would bring out the camera (not the camera phone which would be considerably less of a restriction).
So I can do birthdays, Christmas, a graduation, public performance or special moments on holidays etc but the rest of the time no deal.
Tonight was considered a "normal people" photo moment.
Tonight was the school's semi-formal and I was allowed to photograph Oliver and the delightful Miss Ashley.
Some moments need to be recorded and even 16-year-olds recognise this.
It's a mum moment as well as a teen milestone and I must say how proud of my "baby" I was tonight.