Because of this, I have so many special memories saved forever. Even if it is in the form of Iphone photos. I also have videos of some of my favorite things Emmett did as a tiny baby. That little hand-shaking thing he always did when he woke up. The crossing of his midnight-blue, newborn eyes. Little things that made me fall in love with him all over again. These same things applied to family parties, date nights, adventures to new places. . .
I also started studying some of my favorite Instagram feeds. I wanted my phone pictures be the best they could be. Not these awkward shots that made my cute baby's head look like an alien child. So while I don't claim to be a photography expert by any stretch of the imagination, here are a few unspoken tips I have picked up as I observed and watched some true experts.
- - -
1// Step back There is something grand about widening your frame when you want to capture that moment at home, in the park or at that poppin' party. I have found that if I take several steps back and then shoot, there is such a bigger, magnificent feel to the photo.
3// Change Your Perspective Instead of always shooting from your own arm's length, try changing your perspective. I love shooting from above, from the hip, or from the ground up. It gives that moment you are trying to capture a whole different feel.
4// Be Creative This goes along with the prior tip on perspective. When I have a moment I want to freeze in time, like ^^ this night I was rocking Emmett to sleep or the first Easter when I stole all his candy; I first think how I can capture it in a creative way. Try shadows on the wall, single objects on a white background, food in pretty dishes, a visually appealing backdrop, etc.
5// Step Closer I always want to remember the way Emmett wrinkles his forehead when he is looking up or that last Valentines Party the five of us sisters had all together. Stepping/holding the camera closer to the subject will help you capture even the smallest details.
6// Keep It Simple There is something profound about simple camera shots. A little baby in a big tub. Shoes in the window of the little chinese girl I wish we could adopt. Nothing else cluttering those moments. Just a beautiful, pure memory that is captured forever.
- - -
Finally, here are some of the most inspiring, gorgeous Instagram feeds you must check out immediately.
Happy Tuesday, friends!