Check me out–this is the third post in a row for anyone and everyone! I’m going to talk today about the importance of documenting the details. Details that tell a story, or say something about you/your family. Line up all your shoes and take a picture. Snap a shot at the back of your kids head as they watch their favorite movie. A close up of the cake at a special event. But do all this in a creative way (thinking about all the lessons we’ve learned thus far). Don’t just take a picture of the cake, but get at an angle, crop creatively, using the rule of thirds, blurring out some of the other details. If that’s too much, just capture the details.
Do you think that down the road it will be fun to see what you had in your pantry or how you have arranged your kitchen cabinets? Have you ever thought to take a picture of that? What fun to look back on! I’d love to see the pantry shelves of my grandmother when she was a young mom like me.
Do you want to see my pantry??? I feel so exposed, but here we go…. As is (12:48a.m. Wed.) and even with a flash.
Don’t hate me because my pantry ROCKS. I completely love it, and it is the one place my daughter likes to show everyone when they visit our home because she loves to see the jaws drop and the gasps of air flowing from the mouths of said visitors. I know, its ridiculously cool. One of the top 5 reasons we picked this house. My hubby even temporarily parks his baby in there.
What about my spice organization done my my lovely sis in law, Kim? She labeled them on top and the sides for me.
What about gathering your childs favorite toys in a pile and snapping a shot there? Photograph the MESS that is your childs room, or the organization you are so proud of.
With people, you don’t always have to get their faces…
As I went to check out a comment from an Idea Room reader, I found I really enjoyed her photography. Rhonda Steed hails from Canada (Southern Alberta), and I thought she had great posing examples on her blog. For some reason, this image below just really struck me in a senior session she took. The simplicity of the ring, and they way she has her hand gently wrapped on her waist is so delicate, so sweet. I’d like to think the girl photographed would like to remember the details of her favorite ring (I’m guessing) years down the road.