Written by Irina Hubbard
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
I must disagree with this statement. In the photography world it’s not uncommon for us photographers to drag our kids out to get THE shot. We get inspired by beautiful, breathtaking images online everyday and we naturally want to replicate those. There is nothing more important to a new portfolio building photographer than to perfect their skills.
But what about our everyday surroundings? What about our everyday family scene? What about those lazy, “boring” days where there is not much going on but the cute little faces of our kids? As a photographer, I have neglected to document my everyday life in pursuit of THE shot. I hate to admit it, but I have.
I started my professional photography business less than a year ago. Photography has always been my passion and I had even studied it in high school and college. But I must admit, that I forgot about the snapshots! Yes, the snapshots. If it wasn’t the perfect picture, I thought it just wasn’t worthy of a click.
(These images were NOT edited on purpose to make a point.)
Capture her little smile, because you’ll never get it back…
Or the “I don’t hear you, because I’m watching TV” look…
Or the years she sucked on her thumb…explaining why you need to spend hundreds of dollars on braces…..
Snap away. Because the days are long, but the years are short.
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