Category: I Take A Lot of Pictures

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Dear “Real” Photographers, Stop With The Mocking Already…

…it’s really unbecoming. Added Preface: None of my professional photographer friends have ever done this that I know of. So, I’m hoping the majority of the professional photographer community don’t post public snark mocking hobbiests or novices, but for the very vocal hopefully-minority, I had to write this post. When my oldest child was born I took nine million pictures of him with a point-and-click regular film camera. I got those pictures developed at 1-hour photo and always got doubles to share with my family. I framed 50% of them. I loved pictures of that kid more than anything and...

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Zoot’s Zoo

As all of my kids get older I have stopped documenting their lives as much over here on this blog. Partly because I never want them to HATE this place, and partly because I have a lot more going on now, outside of being a Mom, which is much easier to write about. But a side effect of this, and seemingly of my own recent hatred of my face/body, I HAVE BEEN TAKING A HELL OF A LOT OF PET PHOTOS. I am that woman, now. Who posts crappy blurry cell phone photos of her kids on Facebook, but breaks...

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Dropbox…my salvation and my damnation all in one simple package.

Due to my job, I had to upgrade to a professional level of Dropbox recently. This means I can write it off on my taxes, so…yay! This also that when it came time to upgrade my phone – which was destroyed at the end of the 2-year cycle like it always is – I opted to go smaller/cheaper since I could use the Dropbox for iPhone app to back up my pictures. (That’s the biggest memory hog on my phone: pictures and videos.) I figured I could back up all of my photos on my old iPhone to Dropbox. THEN…I’d...

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Family Photos

One of my favorite Pinterest boards is my Photo Projects board. It’s everything from poses for photos, as well as fun things to do with the photos after they’re taken. That’s where I cataloged the idea for this pose which is PERFECT when you have kids spanning a wide range of heights. I also saw variations of this on Pinterest. Dangling a child upside-down for a photo. It’s a perfect way to make sure they’re smiling and adds a little bit of personality to a photo. These are the photos I’ll probably frame because they’re the ones that will make...

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The Magical Age

I have been so busy lately I’ve not done any photo taking of the kids. Not while they’re eating lunch, and not on specific Trying To Get Fun Photos type of outings. Nothing. This makes me feel a little crazy, so I made a point this weekend to set aside time for a Photo Outing. Nikki dressed herself (of course) with me just telling her to wear a hat because I was trying to do some different photos than I usually do. I put Wes in something decent (with a hat) and we headed downtown early Sunday morning. Now, these...