I've been looking at some of the old photos my parents have. I put a bunch of them in an album once as a mother's day gift, and honestly I think it's more a gift for me then my mom.
Anyway.... I treasure these photos. Espcially the candid ones that show our personality. Of course, it would be nice if I could find at least ONE professional photo of myself at some age, but the ones where me and my brother are fighting or pulling funny faces, these are the ones that truly make my laugh....
and what's in my albums? Well, more like what's it sound like when I'm taking a simple photo of my kids? "Conner, don't smile like that, Spencer stop pulling your shirt up, Spencer get your thumb out of your mouth..." and the list goes on.
It just reminded me that I need to take photos of our family as they are. Sure, a set-up photo shoot every now adn then is nice, but I need more of the kids playing on the swingset, of the kids building legos, of the kids out on their bikes crashing into one another and screaming....
Well, you get the photo.
Sometimes I forget that the photos I take now will be the treasures later on, and I think I need to have that particular frame of mind as I look through my viewfinder.
And so do you. :)