Can’t believe that we’re almost through the first month of 2012. I actually had about 15 whole minutes to reflect, close out 2011, and think about what’s important for 2012. When I first picked up a camera in 2009, shortly after Katie was born, I had no idea that this is where it would lead me – the complete photography geek that I’ve become, the terrific friendships that I’ve made along the way and the great memories that I’ve captured of my awesome kids. As I was thinking about how far I’ve come, I thought it would be fun to find one of those first pictures. Here you go…
Don’t judge too harshly! Despite it being totally underexposed, it remains one of our family favorites. This photo sparked something in me that I see happen with lots of other moms. Capturing her sweet smile and the pure joy on her grandparents’ faces inspired me then and continues to inspire me to get better at this craft.
So what does this have to do with 2012? In 2011, I started some projects that I haven’t really seen through and that’s what I’m committing to in this next year. I started a project aimed at helping other moms capture their kids’ childhood through photography. That project is called PhotoSchoolforMoms.com. Today it has 12 FB likes (thank you dear friends) – enough to get me my own URL on Facebook. It has a couple of posts and affiliate links to some of my favorite sites and resources that helped get me going.
I realize that not all moms will have the time or money to invest in the photography resources the way that I’ve been fortunate to over the last few years so my goal is to stay realistic about what might be helpful for moms in better capturing moments that I am all too quickly realizing flash before us.
So if you’re interested in taking this journey with me, share your questions with me — about your camera, getting kids to sit still , how to store and print your pictures, anything that’s on your mind. It’ll be our journey together.