I’m Back!! Haha. Its been years… Its been a crazy few years but I think I am just going to jump into life now. Basic updates. We had another baby boy, got new carpet (finally), and planted 3 new trees in our yard.
My oldest was in a little performance at his school the other day. Isn’t motherhood like the bomb?!?! I was so proud of him and all the other parents in the audience sat there being proud of their kids, we really all have more in common then we think. Tonight will be basketball, I am not lying guys- watching kindergarten age kids play b ball is… the funniest thing ever, truly. Its adorable they “travel” more than not but the ref’s let it slide. I have my kids in sports, I think its so good for them, each Tuesday and Thursday I am running them too and from practices and I surprise myself with how much I like it! I guess I am gonna be a soccer mom (what does that mean exactly?) anyways.
I was trying to pick a profile picture and couldn’t , so I decided I needed to plan our spring family pictures. That brings me too the ‘How to take your own family pictures’ topic:
Find/borrow a camera and tripod (if you can’t find a tripod grab a chair and book to set the camera on) you are going to set the camera up and then jump into the picture.
Choose a location that doesn’t have a lot of foot traffic. Because you are going to have your camera on a tripod (or chair) you want to make sure it wont get knocked over by a passerby.
Pick 2-3 poses you really want. You get everyone set up like you want and then you make sure everyone is in focus, using a remote or the self timer setting run and stand in the picture. Make sure you are not standing farther way from the camera then the person next to you since that can effect the focus.
I generally try to grab a lot of pictures for each pose , I always do the last few shoots with everyone begin goofy -keeps the kids in a better mood. 😉
*By the way, I am not saying professional pictures are not important or worth the money. It is truly remarkable what a good photographer can catch on camera, they make it art and show the unique way your family interacts. Taking pictures yourself is better then not a taking them at all though!
Its good to be back, its fun for me to have this little creative outlet. I am on social media as well and hope to do some vlogs soon too (those are so fun to watch!).