Monday, August 31, 2009

Show & Tell: Perfectly imperfect




One thing I learned this week in my picture taking is that sometimes the best photos are the imperfect ones.


When taking the shot, we might want to delete and make them do it over and look normal this time (or else)!



But when you think back on their childhood, it's the goofy expressions and their "normal" faces (no matter how oddball) that you'll probably miss the most.



And if they ever give you attitude and say "Pictures agaaaaaiiiinnn? Why do you always have that camera?"...


...Just knock 'em over.


But be sure to have your camera ready to capture the shot!


14 comments:

Christine said...

Yep! I keep all of my "imperfect" shots because they're sometimes the best ones. :) Also, they're memories. Love the one of Noah after you knocked him over. My kids have perfected the "don't look at the camera when mom has it in her hand" attitude. It gets so frustrating for me but they stick to their guns. :)

Deedee said...

I know what you mean! LOL! My computer is chock full of pictures that I probably should have just deleted, but they are so REAL that I can't bear to part with them. I do take alot, even if they never make it to my blog! LOL!

Maury said...

Love it! The "imperfect" ones are always the most perfect ones to me! (Hello, I found you from Melissa's blog)

Ruthanne said...

Ha! I love it!

Latte said...

that is so funny! Good one!

Melissa Stover said...

so cute! i have no idea why the linky did that. i did the same thing i always do. now i'm afraid to change anything or the links may disappear.

Kelli said...

Thanks for the reminder to not always delete the imperfect ones. The images are part of who they are!!!

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

Cute! If I had a nickel for every imperfect shot I took, I could buy myself a nice DSLR :)

Love the last shot, especially :)

Nezzy said...

This Ozark country chick loves the character that shows the personality of a pic, perfect or not. This is coming out of the mouth of a gal that is a compulsive perfectionist. Loved my visit on your blog. Have a very blessed day!!!

Dawn said...

oh gosh! that made me laugh :)
i said just about the same thing to my son last week as i was trying to get a nice picture and all he could do was have that tongue OUT of his mouth! but i got a great shot... at last. and i did save the others, but that is just who he is :) glad you got a few nice photos!!

JadeLD said...

Cute shots, I agree that the funny shots will be the ones you treasure in the future - they show a lot of character. I love those off-guard shots when people aren't so posed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my pictures, there's so much to try with my new camera but I'm enjoying it.

Banoffee pie is amazing, it's what you might call a graham cracker base (or digestive biscuit base in the UK) with a layer of banana, boiled condensed milk which makes the toffee part then whipped cream and grated chocolate - it's so so good! Check it out on Wikipedia for a yummy looking picture.

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

Whip those kids into shape! Don't they know it's our maternal right to have camera in hand at all times?

Alison said...

Haha! Love it! I have really been eating up the hard drive space with all of my imperfect pics that I just can't bare to delete... seriously, we just got a new server with a terabyte or two of storage... I have well documented children!

Enjoy them-
ali

Nikowa@KHA said...

I just love their expressions!



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