Saturday, October 10, 2015

Why I Want That Photo

I am with my kids a lot.  I feel like the majority of my day is spent cleaning, feeding, teaching, and refereeing them.  When we go out to do something fun, I take my camera.  Ninety percent of the time, I just want to capture candid moments, and then yes, ten percent of the time I ask them to sit nicely and pose with a sweet smile on their face.

Why is this so important to me to get these photos?

1.  I want them to have memories of their childhood captured.  I appreciate all of the photos from my childhood and I think they will too.  I don't have my mom around anymore to talk to about it and I can get a lot of information from those photo albums.

2.  I want to be in photos with my kids.  I spend so much time seeing them, them, them and I want to see us, us, us. We're a team.

3.  I want to freeze the good.  The hand hold.  The arms around each other.  The laughter.  The eagerness.  The excitement.  It gets hard day in and out just seeing and feeling the weight of the fighting and the arguing and the negativity, I want to remember and savour the good, too.

4.  I'm wearing jeans and cute boots.  Let's pretend I always dress nicely. Just kidding...but not really.

5.  For me, pictures are cuter with someone in them.  Yes, this gourd display is incredible but add in my sweetapotamus and yep, love it more.

6.  I love photography.  If I enjoy taking photos, why not take them of my favourite people while they are having fun?  Yes, it may feel annoying to them that I ask for five smiling photos in an hour but I think that they can handle it.

What about you: Do you enjoy taking photos of your family?  Is it a priority or not at all?  


PS These photos were all taken at Port Kells Nurseries this morning.  It was so much fun!


  1. Cute photos of Nya pushing and pulling her big brothers! Great gourd displays. I often wish I had little ones to make my pictures more interesting. The grown up children oblige me some, but I can't overdue it! Wish my grandchildren lived closer!

    1. Carol, I love the photos you take--so intentional! And yes, those grandkids of yours are beautiful, I would take so many photos...

  2. Oh my goodness. This is such a tender, touching, great reminder of why to always have a camera with me. I just love their smiles. It makes you want to hug them through this screen. I love how you capture so many important moments in the photos. Great job! It is great to meet you Louise. I recently found you from Twitter. I am excited to follow you now. Family is invaluable. Never take it for granted, and always take pictures. This post resonates a lot with me since I work for a company that makes preserving photos and mementos a priority in life. Continue to make your milestone moments count. Have a fantastic, blessed weekend with your friends and family.

    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Marcie! You have a fantastic, blessed weekend too!