The following was originally published in May 2010. I have revised it a bit and added some new photos to share with you this Mother’s Day weekend. I hope you enjoy it. Best wishes, Kara
I love taking pictures of my kids. I may not be the best photographer, or have fancy camera equipment, but every holiday, birthday, and special occasion will find me enthusiastically snapping pictures and coaxing smiles from my family.
Mother’s Day is this weekend and I will, of course, be bringing my camera along to document the day. However, this year I want to take a different approach when looking through the lens of my camera: I want to focus on the ordinary.
What will I want to have a memory of years from now? What seemingly ordinary moments and things will be precious to myself and to my children in the future?
Moments to Capture this Mother’s Day
Because we don’t get together too often, I have a tendency try to squeeze every family member I can into large group photos. I do this because I want a record of us all together.
But afterward, I find myself staring a stack of group shots that I’m disappointed in because someone’s eyes were closed or somebody was looking away.
This year I want to forgo the group shots and focus more on faces and individuals. [Read more…]