Life is Fast! Blink your eyes and you could all together miss it. I swear, I just got married yesterday when the reality of the whole thing is I was married a little over 2 years ago. Wow, where has the time gone? And I’m not going to lie, I think one of my worst fears is getting Mr. Alzheimer’s. I’m afraid I’ll forget all those special moments that make up our every day life.
Yes, we all pull out our camera a birthday parties or special events, but what about those every day routine’s that some day we’ll be able to show our grand kids or our grand kids could show their grandkids about the way great great grandma/grandpa lived back in the year 2012 and can you believe there even was such a year… What on earth did they drive, now we have rocket ships or beam ourselves places… ok I’m getting a little far out there, but hey, you never know, back in the late 80’s cellular phones were just coming out and most people didn’t know what they were or even own one… It could happen.
Anyway… Why don’t we photograph those everyday moments that are special to us? Well I do, but that’s one because I’m a blogger and two, I like pictures. I get made fun of a lot though.
They types of things I’m talking about…
1. Catch the Everyday Mundane routine
There are things we do every day of our lives that is just kind of the norm for us, from waking up in the morning and fixing our hair/putting make up on to training for our 5K to heck, brushing your teeth. Remember those everyday routines.
|How about the motivation I get from taking photos before our run and posting to Facebook after the week is over.|
|Like grilling hamburgers or petting the pooches|
|And seriously, who can forget brushing their teeth. So routine.|
2. Don’t forget the Details
To me, details are important. Those details are what help make you… well you.
|How about 1st anniversary traditions.|
|Holding hands, going to the movies or having a family night playing John Deere Monopoly|
3. Life isn’t perfect, don’t forget to document that either.
And remember, life isn’t perfect. Heck my car keys have been through the washer twice. What’s sad is two different sets of car keys, one would think after the first round one (I) would remember to check pockets, but I suck at that. I should start taking photos of all the random things I take out of my washer, that could be cool, right?
|Keys get washed, it’s funny. Remember those funny moments!|
4. Be Real – Remember the Favorites
Take pictures of the moment. Be real. Not every time someone is looking at the camera or even “camera ready”. Sometimes those make some of the best photos.
|Like just chilling, waiting to help build a fence.|
|Apparently the light was too bright for her…|
|Don’t we all go to work without shoes on? J/k, my shoes were in the car.|
5. Show Personality
We all have a personality. It isn’t always bright and sunny either. Don’t forget to document that. That makes people in photos become REAL. And that of course is what we all are.
|They are all so deep in thought to the point, none of them really knew I was snapping their photo.|
|Sometimes you yell Smile and this is what you get. Hey, go with it.|
Are these photos masterpieces? No, probably not… but do you get a sense of feeling for us and our lives, I would hope so. That was my goal anyway.
Happy Friday. Go out this weekend and create memories!
And I’ll leave you with one last photo, if this doesn’t show personality and real life, I’m not sure what does…