I have a confession to make. I have been lazy when taking photos of my children. I love Instagram and the all of the ways it is a fast and easy way to share photos of what is going on in my life with my friends. I love my i-phone and all of the ways I can easily take photos or videos. My phone has been the first thing I grab when I want to take a photo of my children. It has become a habit. A very bad habit.
I am working on changing that habit. I have an amazing camera and I want my photos of my kids' childhood to be crisp and clear and beautiful. I want to look back on these crazy days and remember them with a fond heart. I-phone photos just don't do that for me.
So, I busted out my big girl camera and she is going to stay out so that it becomes easy for me to grab and capture our days. Our days are a bit more crazy than usual right now as we just moved into our new house and we are renovating it as we live there. There may be messes, projects or a lawn that needs love in the background in my photos but this is our story right now. It is real life.
The kids love to play on our new back porch. Mornings are the absolute best back there while the light is still behind the trees and the temperature is still bearable.
I wanted to take a few shots with my phone and my camera so that I could encourage myself and others to get in the habit of reaching for the camera instead of the phone. I did not edit the photos in any way so that it would be a true comparison.