I have 10,000 beach photos to go through, but excuse me as I take a moment and stand up on my tiny little box in my tiny little house, and preach for a minute.
stop reading here, and just enjoy the adorable ballerina, if you don't like being preached to.
My camera is always on the counter/table/dresser--loaded and ready to go.
(bonus of having a tiny house--the camera is always close)
I keep it out so I can quickly grab a photo without the kids even knowing, and photo taking then won't get in the way of day-to-day activities.
I HATE posed pictures.
You know, the kind where kids are wearing uncomfortable matchy matchy clothes, standing/sitting/lying in an awkward position, and holding a prop that makes no sense for them to be holding.
(and don't even get me started on putting babies in/on things they don't belong in/on)
This is my girl on her first day of ballet.
She was "tying" her shoes.
It was adorable.
I couldn't resist it, and had to act fast--this one is all full of cheesy smiles and princess head tilts when the camera comes out.
"Technically" speaking, there are most likely 107 things wrong with this photo.
But I have never been one for technicalities, and throw them into the hot September wind
(along with props and uncomfortable clothing.)
All I cared about was a quick shot of a little girl getting ready for her first day of dance.
And I think I got that.
It's little moments like this that I want to remember most.
Moments in our little lives that we will some day look back on as our favorites.