Thursday, July 8, 2010

Picture Crazy?

My husband thinks I'm obsessed and I just think he's crazy! You see he laughs at me everytime day after day when I take my camera out. Something small will happen and I'll go straight for it. I always have it within my reach and never like it when I can't get to it quickly - I might miss something. I know it's not just me - I know there are others out there that take just as many pictures as I do and that are as completely obsessed as I have become over the years.

He makes fun of me though. I keep thinking to myself that one day he'll appreciate the fact that I have pictures of everything in our childrens lives including the day to day things that he continuously misses since he works such long hours but that day hasn't come yet. I have told him "30 years down the road you'll be thankful I took so many pictures." I'm not so sure about that but I hope the day comes that my camera as much as I do - or the byproduct of my camera.

I want to hold on to every single thing about these 4 little beings. I don't want to lose or forget one shread of it. I know I will - I have so much happening on a daily basis my brain will forget these little things so I take pictures. I can look at a picture from 5 years ago and remember everything surrounding that picture. I love that! I love that I can remember details that I otherwise would have forgotten. I love that I can sit down and browse through thousands among thousands among thousands of pictures anytime I want. They're growing up so fast - I want to capture everything I can now before it's gone forever.

Take these for example taken on the 4th - Allie was sooo not in the mood to have her pictures taken but I just clicked away regardless - you never know what you're going to get. I wouldn't trade them for anything bc she's being herself and that after all is what it's all about.

You can tell she's about to put a spring in her step - totally not feeling it today.

                                                                    There she goes ....



Really - how can you ever have enough pictures - there isn't such a thing as too many!!!!


I love how she's studying the blade of grass in this one - so intent and innocent!

And then my favorite of them all. The one that made taking all the other silly ones worthwhile - this has by far become possibly my favorite picture ever of her and you can't even see her complete face - why? Because it is SO her! It's her personality captured in that one millisecond and it will forever be in my mind and on my walls now. These are what makes it worth everything and why I'll never stop clicking!!!


I also can't get rid of pictures - even if they are no good - I have a serious issue with pressing the delete button on my camera or my computer. It scares me - even those pictures that didn't come out are those that I might hold dearest 20 years later. On one hand my kids love them - they might not necessarily like when I ask them to sit still for a group shot but they sure do love to look at them when they are on the computer screen. Wish my husband was like that! Oh well guess for the time being I'll continue to pull my camera out during every waking moment and enjoy capturing our kids lives and hope that one day he'll want to sit down and look through them. On the other hand he can continue to make fun of me - because other than my family there isn't much else I hold dearer than my pictures!

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12 comments:

steffenboysmom said...

I know what you mean~ I don't want to miss a moment! And I treasure every picture I take!

Annie said...

awww...I'm the same way....camera in hand all of the time :)....mine just dont turn out as good at yours!!

Rachel said...

Ummmm.... have you seen on ALL of my pictures on facebook? Clearly I have the same problem and yes my husband thinks I am crazy. However, he has learned to accept it.

Alicia W. said...

Finally! Someone who thinks exactly like I do when it comes to pictures. You can NEVER have too many and I have yet to delete any off my computer.

I sent you the invite to my blog, let me know if you have any problems and I'll resend it.

Stacy said...

I am the same way! I have only 2 pictures of my whole childhood so that's one of the reasons I take so many. I always say I would go into a burning house to get my pictures:)

Alicia said...

Oh, she is sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now you got me wondering if I should ever delete any pictures too! LOL

Erin said...

trust me I take lots and lots of pictures. Do you back them up or have an online site you store them on?

Chad likes that I take a ton of pictures. All the time during the 4th he was like get your camera. ha ha ha!!

Shay said...

Hey! Ally has silly bands too! Riley is obsessed with them! I'm like "your three! they are rubber bands!" lol.

He & Me + 3 said...

I agree. YOu can never have too many pictures. Keep snapping. That last one was awesome and I love the bokeh you got.

COUNTRY MOM said...

I enjoy taking pics of my family too. I do delete the pics that are out of focus. So fun walking on our land and finding all sorts of things to take pics of that God has given us. Blessings,

COUNTRY MOM said...

I enjoy taking pics of my family too. I do delete the pics that are out of focus. So fun walking on our land and finding all sorts of things to take pics of that God has given us. Blessings,

Martie said...

I feel like I could have written much of this! I SO hear ya!