If you haven’t already noticed, I absolutely LOVE taking photos and documenting special moments in my life. From trips to birthday’s, new homes, and special occasions. I have taken SO MANY photos over the years and one thing I always make sure to do is to get those important photos printed and off of my phone so we have a (PHYSICAL!) keepsake, and ultimately, so we can enjoy them!
There is something so special about getting photos printed … it’s something I feel like most of us “forget” about in this day and age because our world is so digital. I mean, how many of you have about 15 THOUSAND photos on your phone right now?! ?? And if we don’t do something with those 15,000 photos they just end up lost in our photo library … never to see the light of day again! LOL!
So, whenever we go on a family trip or when a special occasion rolls around, I like to be conscious of capturing those special moments so we can remember them for years to come.
Below I’m sharing three tips that I follow when it comes to capturing special moments!
1. Get Photo Ready
I love doing my hair and makeup, finding that perfect dress, accessories, and shoes for family photos … but one thing I’ve been LOVING lately is wearing matching outfits. Now, I don’t mean this in a cheesy way … I mean adorable matching (but different!) outfits, like swimsuits!! Imagine Perry is a ridiculously cute swimwear brand that makes matching swimsuits for babies, kids, and adults!! We don’t do the whole matchy-matchy thing often but I think it’s really fun and cute to do it once in a while!!
2. Strike a Pose
Once you’re all dolled up … well, I should say, once you’re all dolled up and somehow managed to get the kids ready … lol … it’s time to strike a pose! You can use your iPhone to capture some really nice photos (and make them beautifully light and airy by using the JH Love Presets!!).
Or, what we like to do when we’re on vacation is hire Flytographer to do a photo session with our family. We’ve used them pretty much every single time we’ve been on vacation and they are so easy to work with … even if you’re not comfortable in front of a camera!! Their photos are STUNNING and it’s the perfect way to capture the whole family together.
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3. Transform Your Photos into a Keepsake
This is my favourite part!! I love actually DOING something with my photos so we are able to have them forever. When it comes to our professional photos, I like to have those printed and framed! We had some of our photos framed by Framebridge and they turned our stunning! I wanted to make sure I saw them every day so I lined the entrance to our master bedroom with them!
Another thing I love to do is to create photo books out of my iPhone photos! This is such a great way to get your images off your phone and into a physical book! Think photo album … but BETTER!! I love to use Chatbooks for this!! I have quite the library of Chatbooks now as I started doing this a few years ago … so I have an entire book dedicated to things like Leo’s first birthday, our new home, etc.
Also!! For both Leo and Annie we have a Mushybook as their baby books! Mushybooks are ridiculously ADORABLE. They’re beautifully laid out and provide spaces for photos! Another great way to hold onto those special memories!!
There you have it!! Now, tell me in the comments below … what is YOUR favourite way for capturing those special moments?!