I’m a mom who finds the greatest joy in life’s little moments. And I’m determined to catch those moments when I can. But, I’m also a mom who believes that sometimes you have to create those moments.
UNPLANNED MOMENTS: Be spontaneous. Think outside the box. The mustache ones were a last minute idea while we were doing the “nice, well-groomed, posed” pictures. I don’t even know the last time I looked at the nice ones.
USE FUN PROPS: I found my mustaches at the dollar store, but you can get them here. Or Pinterest has a million fun printable props you can easily download and print. Like these:
GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA: These weird deformed pictures came at the end of a day while kids were doing dishes. I found the fun fish-eye setting on my point-and-click camera and went and had a little fun. Play with your camera. Even the small compact point-and-clicks have some really fun settings now.
GET CLOSE: I love my kids faces. I love their emotions. I love catching THEM. Try getting closer, where you can see more of their cute little faces.
TAKE MORE THAN ONE: Capture the story. This is one of my recent favorites! I just kept clicking. To read the sweet story behind it, take a peek at my blog post here.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO EDIT: You don’t need an expensive photo editing software. Don’t get me wrong, they are awesome, but one of my favorite FREE, quick and easy ones is Picmonkey. It is EASY!! They have so many fun editing options and the collages are very simple to create. You’ll love it. Try black and white. Try cropping closer. Try a collage. Don’t be afraid to get on there and just play around.
I could share with you all my favorite photos. I won’t, but IF I DID, you would see that most of my favorites aren’t the darling, posed and perfect pictures. They are the pictures of real life in my home and they create a fun history of the REAL life we live.
MOM TIP: Come on all you cute mama’s! Get in the shot! Because if you don’t, you may never have a beauty like this after your little lovelies do YOUR hair! Don’t wait to lose “the weight”, don’t worry if you don’t have makeup on…just get in the shot!