At that photography conference I recently went to, I was challenged over and over to do more self-portraits, get myself into my Instagram feed, and preserve memories for my kids that show me as a mom in action. So much more easily said than done. Kyle takes my picture sometimes, of course, but the trajectory of our every day doesn’t find us with sunlight + photo-ready kids + dad with two empty hands very often. To be fair, he hasn’t had a lot of pictures with the kids lately either. The Morgans have been in survival mode.
So, yesterday when I was faced with an abnormally cranky baby who would not let me put him down, I ended up turning his clinginess into a mini-photo session. The pictures aren’t the greatest (I can’t quite get the hang of taking shots with a remote) but I helped them along in Photoshop and at the end of the day it is still nice to have captured the mood even if I didn’t perfectly capture the moment.
Tech used (Amazon affiliate links): Canon digital SLR camera (Rebel XTi), Canon remote for digital SLR camera, camera tripod (I don’t like mine very much so I’m not recommending it. I do recommend that you test drive them if you can before you commit.)