The other day we were just hanging out as a family in the family room. Claire scooped up our dog Pippa, laid her across her chest, and there she stayed. They both looked so content. As I pulled my phone out to take a picture (I made sure that I muted my phone so as to not take away from the moment with some random digital fake-click noise) . . . I thought about how much our dogs mean to our kids and how cool those sweet little relationships are. It’s a small thing, but sometimes the smallest things are the biggest part of our stories.
Taking everyday pictures has always been a part of my memory-keeping belief system (check out this recent post where I documented and shared a typical day in my life). The wedding portraits, birthday parties, and vacations are great. They are. But in my mind, those are just PIECES of our story. Seemingly mundane moments that make up our “ordinary” day-to-day? Those are pieces, too. They’re part of what makes us who we are. They shape and mold us into the people that we become.
So for the love of documenting everyday moments, we’ve put together a little video for you. As you watch this, our hope is that you’ll feel inspired to take more intentional pictures of your everyday life. The photos you’ll see come from several remarkable everyday picture-takers. Our personal friends + those on our Creative Team. One friend, Brooke Oldroyd, shared this with us when she shared some pictures for us to include:
These shots are all with my iPhone. I love that technology these days allows for us to take multiple photos and keep what we want. I am always looking for that more unique, unexpected angle. I take the posed, straight-on smiling photos too, but for me, I love that photography has a way of “stopping the moment” if only for a moment. I love the action photos because they allow for so much emotion. When I’m taking photos of my everyday life as a mom and wife, I’m constantly thinking of the senses — sight, sound, taste, feel, smell — as those are the every day moments that when I recall them, take me right back to that moment of time and every time it does, it blows my mind.
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