It's no secret that I'm always behind the camera.
With a passion for documenting life's little joys not only does this penchant for recording leak out into the every day family moments, but I've also created a business supported by it, a business built on the foundation of my love of taking life's little moments and capturing them forever.
As the Mom and unofficial "memory keeper" of our family, the camera is always in my hands. This means that I am hardly ever in the photos I take of my family. I am present for those moments, soaking them in and immortalizing them in my memory the best I can, but according to the camera? I am never physically there.
Even though I can be a bit bossy when handing my camera over to others, this needs to change. I need to let go. I need to not care so much about the angle, the back drop, whether or not I'm sucking it in, whether or not The Toddler is smiling. I just need to get over it, give up control and say, "Cheeeeeeese."
And during our first family outing as a family of four to the pumpkin patch? I did just that.