***Be sure to head over to my friend Heather’s blog, Brotherly Love, today where I’m guest posting in honor of taking time for yourself for Mother’s Day! Thanks, Heather!***
It’s Official…A good shot of my Olivia is so precious to me.
You didn’t think I was talking about a Lemon Drop Body Shot, did you? Not that I know what that is or anything…ahem…
For years, I would go through roll and roll of film trying to get a good shot of Olivia. She wouldn’t sit still; she wouldn’t look at the camera; she’d drool too much and have a huge wet spot on her shirt; she couldn’t hold her head up quite right; she couldn’t stand; her lazy eye would drift; or she just looked plain goofy. It drove me crazy. She’s always been so beautiful to me and I just couldn’t capture it. It was one of those “little” things that I couldn’t have that felt like a big thing. I could take Gabe and get 100 good pictures in a row. But it just didn’t happen very often with Olivia.
Then all of a sudden, she became a total ham and I got a great camera that captures pictures in a split second. I don’t miss a thing. She sits still. She’ll put her hands in her lap. She smiles. She crosses her legs. She looks at the camera. She says “Cheese!” And it makes me so happy. I love it when I can capture a wonderful picture of my little girl.
I’ve also become pretty good at using Photoshop (thanks Crystal!), Picnik and my new lens (Thanks Kristen!). I’ve been trying to get really good at taking my kids’ pictures because I love capturing that moment in time. If I could, I take a picture of my kids every second of every day so I never forget a thing.
It’s the little things that make it all worth while!