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Focusing on the Why

Bad light and not too sharp, but aren’t they cute?

This past weekend consisted of temperatures way over 100 (weirdest summer I can ever remember),  cake and ice cream, and several small children. (We babysat for a 4 year old niece and a 10 month old nephew, and then attended another niece (age 6) and nephew’s (age 8) birthday party. (I’m still tired.)  The six year old niece seriously looks a lot like the little girl in Brave.  Don’t you think so? That’s her on the right (wearing her Brave ribbon) with my daughter.

The eight year old nephew has just about had it with my picture taking obsession. I’ve officially become the annoying aunt who takes “millions” of pictures. So I had to back off a little.  (Thank goodness girls usually like to have their picture taken!)    Instead of a hundred photos to edit, I only had a few, so I played with the few I had. And they aren’t the greatest. (Hurried, unfocused shots, cluttered backgrounds.)  But I realized that, more often, I need to focus (no pun intended!)  on why I’m taking these pictures — that preserving the memory is much more important than getting that brilliant photo.

I admit, I enjoyed sitting back and relaxing at the party,  rather than scurrying around trying to create the perfect photo series.  (But I can’t promise I’ll sit back every time…)

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8 Comments

  1. I'm right there with you. I'm trying to back off a bit from all of the picture taking. Your daughters are so beautiful. It looks like she loved being Brave for the day while enjoying her birthday. So sweet!

  2. Oh my! She does look like Merida in Brave! She's darling!

    I was amused by your description of your "obsession". Same here–just teaching my family patience. . . 😉

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