Welcome to 4-a-days!
|No smiles? That is OK! Don't you want to remember how cute her hair was when it was that length?|
How does it work?
|Some shots might be a little blurry -- that is OK!|
I have four kids, so I get four photos a day for a month. No skipping days, no resnapping the shutter. You ONLY GET ONE SHOT
(do not miss your chance to blow-this opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo). ONE SHOT per kiddo. So if you have 2 kids -- 2-a-days.
10 kids? God bless you. Seriously.
|Remember those round, round eyes? ...and THAT HAIR! ...and that drool :)|
|Remember the way his cheek always fell on his arm like that?|
|Remember the way he used to open his mouth REALLY WIDE every time he took a bite?|
|Remember what that she looked like with just two teeth?|
What if my kids do not want their picture taken?If you have older children, in particular, that express to you that they do not want their picture taken, don't do it. They have their rights and being picture free is one of them. Consider asking the child if you might take a picture of them without making them smile. For example: "Mom would really like a picture of you playing with your LEGOS so I can remember what you looked like playing with them. Could I take a photo of you just playing?" If the answer is "yes", then get creative and get an amazing shot of your child playing. If the answer is "No" -- respect that.
|Remember when building was ALL they wanted to do?|
|Remember tball? ...and how dirty those shoes always were? ...and the obsession with fake tattoos? ...and the way he made THAT FACE when he was concentrating?|
Can you do it?
The short answer: YES! Take this as a challenge to improve your camera skills, your patience and in the meantime,
build up a small library of your favorite idiosyncrasies of your children during this time of their life.
|Remember the way they hugged when they were little? Remember every summer afternoon eating icepops?|
Are you ready?
...but just ONE SHOT...
I will be posting once a week or so with my updates -- stay tuned :)