So here's a little inspiration...
They may keep you on your toes throw tantrums and down right drive you crazy at times but are always exceptional at bringing smiles to your face...I keep my camera handy as often as I can. Because those little moments of pure candid joy just don't happen all the time. In shots like these it's all about personality. They may not be technically marvelous but cuteness factor is everything here.
Trying to capture a few shots of my work while not "posing" them is often a challenge. But even if you don't get the shot you want the outtakes are usually insanely amusing.
Sometimes so much fun the pets can't help but come see what all the fuss is about.
And these are usually the best ones that are great to share with families.
Sometimes you can even get some real gems out of just throwing your hands up and letting
them take the reigns completely.
Oh the messes that turn into photo ops. Takes that angry steam right
out of you when you can replace it with something like this to remember it by.
Before you run for the towel or broom etc. Especially if it's a simple mess let them experiment with it
while you sneak in and snap away.
Their constant nosey, pay attention to me not her/him attitude can even be turned into
something sweet and innocent. When they are grabbing at your heels jump up on a chair and get a shot from above. You know they will be looking up at you. :)
And so what about the wind and the rain (or any other element) ruining your day.
Bring it on I say, there is a photo op in there somewhere. Maybe a little more effort to find then most
but it's there...
And I think the best part is imagination. Theirs and yours...
Photography of any sort fosters imagination. I say if you are lacking it look to your kids they are
always full of something to share or show off.
If it isn't obvious already..The most important thing is to have fun and make sure they have fun too
The second it turns into a chore for you or them it's game over.
I'm no pro just a mom but I hope I can pass on a little inspiration
in return for all that I find in blog and flickr land :)
I also want to send a big Thank you out to all that have offered to help me on my latest pattern project. It is so fulfilling to see others make something that you created and at the same time so very stressful to worry that you are wasting their time. I just wish I could portray my gratitude in a bigger way then a Thank you...Just know it is very very appreciated.