You may know that I love being a mom (well, most of the time). And I even enjoy most of the work that goes along with it. I like making plans, arranging playdates, picking out clothes, and taking pictures of the happy fruits of my labor. In fact, just like most moms, I document everything with my camera(s) trying to capture every moment so I won't forget even the minutia. So, I have appointed myself to this job of Family Historian.
There are some perks to the job. I am in control of the camera and I know that I won't miss any important moments. I am constantly working to improve my photography skills and my two adorable muses make that job easy. I am not in many of the pictures which is both good and bad, however, at least I can make sure I look relatively beautiful (ha!) in all those photos released to the press (aka family and friends).
But there are two major drawbacks.
- I worry (because I worry about everything) that I spend too much time "behind the lens." Am I too focused on documenting the moment that I miss "living in the moment"? I think this plagues many moms with constant access to technology. I don't question if I should record something but how. Should I do video or snapshots? iPhone, flip or HD movie camera? Small digital camera or SLR? Ahh...the perils of the digital world.
- And this is the big one...I love taking the pictures. I hate figuring out what to do with them.
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