Here's a "bad" shot from Kayleigh's 4 month "shoot". As a photographer, trying to get "the shot," a shot like this would get put into the do not edit pile. As a MOM I love this kind of shot. These are the candid, unposed, spontaneous moments caught on camera that make the mom in me go, awww...that reminds me of WHY I get up in the middle of the night. The moments that make being a mom worth it. Having a giggle with my baby. Sometimes, I need to remind my photographer self, to let the mom in me take over. Because, these are the moments I want to capture for my clients and for myself. The real emotion, real moments. Anyone can pose a baby to look cute. Because lets face it; babies are cute. But capturing the personality, the shared MOMENT between mom and baby. Those are the pictures we moms look back on years down the road and remember. It may not be the typically, perfectly cute, posed shot. But what it is, in infectious. I don't know what she's laughing at...but I want to laugh with her.
So here's my captured moment. Enjoy!