Ditch the camera and use your phone!

Updated: May 14

You don’t need a fancy camera to create memories.




There, I said it. I know, I know, you can’t believe me – a photographer has said this. But it’s true.


We are heading into new territory now a days, with social distancing, and self-isolating. We, as photographers have been cancelling our sessions, making sure to do our part. Sure I can do an outdoor session and still stay far away, but that is not me. I love the connection that I feel for my clients. I can remember all of their names, and something about them, or a conversation we had during our session. This hurts in so many ways to be cancelling all my sessions, but the worst fear that I have is that you as a family, who had a session booked with me, now is thinking that they are missing out on their yearly photos for their albums, and memories.



Stop!! Get your phone out, and make some memoires! Now is the time that we all as a society need to be thankful for everything that we have. The little things that make you smile during the day, take your phone out… I know you have it right beside you, or in your pocket. Take out your phone and take a photo. It does not have to be perfect. It does not need the best lighting, or backdrop. It just needs to capture something that does, and will later make you smile. Sure, I can also tell you many reasons why having a professional camera is a great option, and how great these photos can be, but any photo is better than no photo.



Document your inside adventure. My girls and I had a spa day, my oldest has been begging that we be just like fancy nancy, and make our own face masks, and put cucumbers on our eyes. Now imagine me trying to take a selfie with my daughter with cucumbers on my eyes… spoiler alert – it did not work well, but I have the photos, and it is going in our photo album.





We played outside, and both my girls grabbed their little chairs, and sat side by side, and “sun tanned” in the winter. I took a photo.




I even just took a photo of them eating breakfast together. Because one day, we are going to be so busy in the mornings, that I will not have time to stop and just watch them be so happy beside each other eating cereal.



(They both eat their cereal very different, and these pictures shows that)!



Remember, a photo is better than no photo!!!

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