I don’t pretend to be a photographer of any skill. I’m mostly a mom pointing-&-shooting and hoping for the best (and learning tidbits here and there on the side).
Do I let that keep me from snapping away?
Poor composition, poor lighting, poor whatever — so what? I’m not taking the picture so I can win “photo of the year.”
I’m capturing moments. The everyday little things happening in my family’s life.
Yes, I’m learning some simple skills to improve my photography.
Yes, I’m keeping the mediocre and “bad” photos.
Because they tell the story.
See the picture above? It’s the only picture I snapped of Caden playing peek-a-boo with Harper. Because Caden decided right after I snapped the picture that he was finished with that game, and nothing I could do (even bribes) would convince him to play again.
But that’s okay. The photo still captures the moment. And the journaling can further tell the story.
Focusing on the purpose behind what I’m doing — the memory keeping vs the technical photography skills — helps me keep perspective and keep capturing the everyday moments in my life.
What helps you capture the everyday?