Often I think people assume because I'm a photographer I have my camera on me all the time to document my own family but the truth is I use my iPhone more than anything. I do find it important to capture the day-to-day moments of my kids growing and learning and changing but my camera is just such a pain to carry everywhere and a liability when we go places that I have learned to rely on my iPhone primarily for the day to day stuff . When I use my iPhone to capture moments I typically work hard at getting crisp sharp images by stabilizing the camera and using the focal point given (selecting the araa of the screen I want to focus on) and playing with the light wherever I am. What I like about it? I LOVE that new technology has really improved the quality of phone cameras and therefore it literally captures what your eyes see , which sometimes I have to work really hard adjusting my BIG camera settings to achieve . Not to undermine my expensive equipment I use for work , just to say that you can really get good photos with your phone these days and the convenience factor of already having it glued to our hands 24/7 helps! SO, start playing with your iPhone camera (if you have one) or whatever phone camera you have! I wanted to share with you on the BLOG all photos captured with my iPhone. Every single image you see below , I took of my munchkins at play and WITH my PHONE! These are the memories of childhood I want my kids to remember, to be able to look back on and one day share with their own children or get passed around in a circle of loved ones reminscing .
I LOVE Summer, my family loves summer so you’ll find lots of shots from yard play, beach outings, water play, donut shop pit stops, bike rides, zoo fun, nap times, target trips -
ok ok ok , you will see for yourself ! Ha. Scroll on down. If this blog inspires you to capture more of the ‘everyday' for your kids than it’s fulfilled its purpose! If you have questions on how to achieve a certain look in your images, feel free to leave me a note and I will do my best to answer your questions!
Beach days // San Clemente , CA // Calafia Beach
Audrey's badonka donk . . .
Bed head hair don't care
Because I wouldn't let her have a cookie for dinner .
Grocery store naps .
Many donut shop morning stops in PJ's
Audrey's not pleased to share her bike with mommy . Ha.
Jae discovered her love for roller skating. She is fearless and gets up after each fall with such determination to learn .
Her stink face competition .