Coffee warmed 3x for that extra powerful caffeine punch. A house so messy it makes me want to loose my mind daily and the never occurring afternoon nap, guys, these are a few of my favorites!
Now that I have your attention, I can say, obviously I'm just kidding. Kinda. :D But on a more serious note, this "period" is seriously my favorite. It's busy, its hard, it takes a tribe but seeing that smile or laugh (see below) makes it so worth it.
So, what's the purpose behind this post? Mainly, to get you to stop, look around at everything going on and to capture it.
About 2 years ago, which is not nearly long enough, I started focusing more on what's going on rather then creating that perfect Pinterest picture. Which, no offense, I do absolutely love that app and pin nightly. Not the point though.
I decided to change things, starting with my perspective.
I ditched my old way of thinking and went for a more "authentic approach". Rather now, we encourage messes, stomp water puddles, fight with NERF guns (seriously best Christmas gift ever) and really work on building some great core memories vs. the old way of forming in to a mold and trying to hold that perfect smile. To be honest, I absolutley love it.
Documenting what I can, when I can and trying to stay tear free. Key word, trying. This 3rd kiddo is giving me a serious photographers child attitude and I am sure one day I will look back and laugh at.
Getting the camera out daily it can be a tough commitment some days, but is so very worth it. Seriously. Make a small commitment, even if just for a week, you won't regret it. Promise.
So, I have a question to you....
How often are you documenting your daily?
Do you happen to have a camera other then your phone?
Finally, what's stopping you from using it more?
I am mom that picked up a camera a few years back wanting to capture memories of my family. I want to be able to look back years from now and have pictures to reminisce about. I don't know everything about my camera but it sure seems like Google does. Or at least it has been a pretty great friend to me so far. :)
I am more then happy to share things I know or learn with you. Just ask, I'm always here.
me. simply put
PC:Ashley Hinners Photography Mom of 3. Lover of light, Jesus and coffee. My bucket list never shortens and I am a terrible blogger. FOLLOW ME.