It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a photography tip, and with the holidays looming, I thought it was time to get back into the habit! Today’s topic is one of the most important tips I can share with you: Take What You Can.
Lately, I’ve had a lot of friends telling me that they wished they’d taken more photographs of their kids when they were younger. They wished they’d been more organized. They wished they’d had a better camera. They wished they’d taken better photographs.
I listen quietly, because I know that part of what they are sharing with me is a feeling that they’ve failed in comparison to the photos that I’ve taken of my girls. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have exactly the same wishes. Yes, I have some beautiful photographs of my girls, but I’m sure all of you do too. I also have LOTS of “bad” photographs. I have lots of times when I forget to bring my camera. I have times where all I have with me is my phone. The thing is, as parents, we do the best we can.
So this holiday season, give yourself a break. Take what you can, when you can. The rest of the time, enjoy the moment. Enjoy the magic. Be present. Have fun. Laugh with your kids. Play with them. After all, these are the things that create memories in their minds that are far more powerful than anything else.
This is a great quote to keep in mind. Your kids love you for you. They smile because of you.
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