Hand Over the Camera


When we were kids, my dad snapped pictures of everything and anything we did. He had a great camera and always had it handy. So I guess it’s safe to say I come by my need to document life via photos, naturally.

I invested in a Cannon Rebel T3 last summer after exensive research. I needed something that was fast, easy to use, small and didn’t cost us Baylor’s college fund. I realized that in order not to break the bank, I’d have to ditch the small requirement. I settled on the T3 because it wasn’t enormous and it got great reviews for newbies like me.

I snap pictures all the time with it – which means I’m never in the pictures. PW will take over periodically, but then there’s never a picture of the three of us. So this past weekend for Baylor’s party, I grabbed a friend that I knew took great pictures and asked them to snap a few shots of the important moments so that I could actually be present and enjoy. And the result? Awesome. The pictures are beautiful because they’re done with someone else’s eye so the light is a little different, the zoom is a little closer, everything is just different enough that it’s fantastic. And the best part is that I get to help blow out the candles on the cake, eat it and have the picture to remember it for a lifetime.

So next time you are busy snapping away, hand over the camera and see what happens. At the very least, you’ll be able to prove you were actually there!

Case in point? I love the flowers in the front of this pic.

I love catching me mid song and B’s sweet smile!

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2 thoughts on “Hand Over the Camera

  1. momonthegoinholytoledo says:

    Love the pictures, your family is gorgeous, and you do really exist, lol! Having a friend/family member man the camera is a great idea, especially during birthday parties when you are already so busy. The key is determining who to ask. I tend to pay close attention to others photos partially for that reason, taking a mental note not to, or to, ask that person to take a pic in the future. There is nothing worse than putting so much time and energy into a party and then realizing the photos are horrible at the days end. I am in the market for a new camera and the T3 is totally in the running now….thank you for sharing.

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