Britt Anderson Photography » North Shore and Lake County, IL Child, Senior, Engagement and Family Portrait Photographer

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Why Snapshots Are So Important!

It  is because of my daughter that I started expressing my artistic side with photographs.

So I get out my big fancy camera…I put on my awesome sharp lens…I adjust my settings for that perfect exposure….I press that button….I hit delete.

I hit that button again…I hit delete.

I hit that button again…I hit delete.

Why you ask? Because they aren’t perfect. Maybe an eye is closed….maybe she looked away at just the wrong moment….maybe her hair is covering her eyes.

Then I slap myself (not even kidding here). “What are you thinking? This is your daughter…the one that is growing WAY to fast. Stop worrying about all those important photography “rules” (ps, there are no rules) and just capture the moment.”

This is why snapshots are so important…..for everyone from the mom with a point and shoot camera to the professional who pulls in six figures.

So I bring you Snapshot Tuesday! Here are some snapshots from the week….could be of my daughter, my husband, even the town I live in. But they are snapshots that mean the world to me. :)

This series is from a cupcake that Annika ate last week. We had gone to a July Birthday Party that was held for all the July birthdays in the local Moms Group. Annika was more interested in the park, so we saved her cupcake for home.

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  • Great Idea!! I totally agree!

  • Kayla Renckly

    Thank you for the reminder! I am so bad about that! What a cutie!

  • I agree what a great idea this is! Pro’s take snapshots too…this is what I remind people all the time. lol.

  • What a great post & a great reminder to us all! Some of the everyday moments are the best ones! Your daughter is a DOLL!!!

  • Aunty Judy

    Lovely post Britt and gorgeous snapshots!

  • She is so cute, eating her cupcake. I agree, snap shots are important, and I love your snap shot Tuesday idea.

  • Great idea. This is so true!! I think as time goes by, snapshots are the MOST treasured photographs simply because of the emotion and memories they capture — of everyday life, real living, and our connections.

  • Love it! I am a cupcake fanatic and think cupcake eating shots are classic!

  • I think this is a fantastic idea!

  • Tyjuana Hill-Smith

    Thanks for reminding me that I don’t have to get technically perfect pictures all the time. Sometime the ones that are not perfect are the best ones! Love these!

  • Mel Chern

    Thanks for the reminder..your totally correct!!!

  • Petra

    Well said..LOVE the outcome! This is totally me! LOL

  • Ashley Sikora

    So cute, I love the idea of a “cupcake” day…she is a doll!

  • evie

    Thanks, Britt. Now I want a cupcake and it’s 7:20am. You are so right though. We do need to take off the photographer hat we wear and just enjoy the snaps we get of our children! these are fun! Now, about that cupcake…

  • Britt the girl is so beautiful and grown up that I can not imagine here in real life :P
    even my almost 4 year old son was saying, mommy what a beautiful little girl lol

  • ~Jen~

    Love it!

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