I love to bring my camera along to the birthday parties and special events of my good friends. I figure if I am there enjoying the party with my child, I might as well snap some shots and send it to them later as a part of my gift. This past week, I went to 2 such parties and got these shots…
I really want my daughter to have a cute rhinestone shirt like this:) Below…she touched the flame on the candle and got an owie–I love the mother cuddle moment.
The problem with taking pictures with my camera, is that they are still on my computer or card, waiting to be burned on a disc and delivered to said friends. My heart is there, but my procrastination gets the best of me. After all, I am already on my computer editing client images and trying to keep up with my own family pictures. I have found when I have done this in the past, and often forget to give them.
Sometimes, I have to force myself to leave my camera at home, and find an easier alternative to capture memories for my friends. I simply grab their cameras from them and document the event so they can focus on executing the party or enjoy it….AND make sure they are in the pictures with their family.
Once again, if you don’t hand your camera off to someone else, you will not be represented at the event. And I will be darned if I make all that effort for my childs birthday and not be in one. single. picture. I am un-ashamed to pass off the camera. As you may know, most people hate to ask others to take pictures of them, because it looks vain, right?! So for friends and loved ones–take their camera from them (or ask where it is) and snap away! They will be SO grateful. Quality isn’t as important as memories that would have otherwise been missed.
This was taken 6 months ago on my daughter’s first birthday. It isn’t an amazing picture photography wise, it was taken with my pocket camera on auto, but I LOVE the moment of her grasping my face. love. it.
Go out into the world and spread the photography love by taking the camera’s of your dear ones and snapping shots for them–without them even asking.