I’ve been taking pictures of my family for over 25 years now. I have captured some really sweet moments, some funny times and some unexpected happenings. And I’ve done this with little to no knowledge, at first, then with intention understanding today.
I didn’t want to miss baseball games, dance classes & recitals, even those cherished moments at home when we were just hanging out together. Honestly, those times at home are some of the best photos we have!
As mamas, we don’t want to miss those precious moments that happen within our family and, most importantly, with our children. My story is this: I love being able to look back and see photos of times long passed and remember that particular happening! Our memories are selective really and diminish with time. But a photograph doesn’t. It remains throughout all of time. When I look at photos from our past, I can always remember the event, the why, the how and the who even though it happened years ago! Photos are the best form of a time machine we can have in our possession.
Now knowing this, I put my mind to learning all I could about taking great pictures of my family. Then, I practiced often. There are so many courses and books available to teach photography but I am excited to pass on a few resources that are geared towards the mom photographer. One is called “A Mom’s Guide to Better Photos: A Beginning Photography Class for Moms With Any Type of Camera” by Meg Calton. She states, “ You don’t need to know everything about photography to be able to capture great pictures of your children!” She is so right! She helps you understand simply what skills you need to take great photos of your children. This beginning course in photography has 13 short videos with Mom-specific photo tips for any type of camera and costs $99. Now before you panic on the cost, keep reading.
Another fabulous resource is “The Spaghetti Shots: How To Take Better Photos of Your Kids During Everyday Life” by Courtney Westlake. This eBook encourages moms to take the spaghetti shots! You know those unexpected moments that happen in your home. In this book, you will learn how to use your DSLR camera better by learning the basics like ISO, aperture and speed shutter. If those terms sound like Greek to you, don’t worry, Courtney will help you understand them. This eBook is only $6.99 but don’t run out and get it just yet!
The last resource I want to pass on is “Mother’s Little Helper: Clean Up Your Photos with Photoshop Elements” by Melissa Shaundun. This class will teach you how to clean up those photos you just didn’t capture like you had hoped. There are 6 video tutorials that show you how to make photo fixes as you desire using Photoshop Elements version 6 and up. Speaking personally, as a photographer, there are times I don’t always get the shot “perfect” so I am grateful for Photoshop to fix things a bit. This class is$30.00 and worth every penny!
Alright! I have shared with you 3 ways we can take our mom photography to the next level and learn how to be a better mom photographer. All 3 of these products together would cost $135! However, you can get them for under $30 when you invest in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. They are found in the creativity section of the bundle.
Do take a minute to go and check it out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a library of information for the homemaker. After you purchase it, go ahead and tackle the photography resources I shared and begin practicing what you learn. Then you can slowly work through the rest of your homemaking library as time allows. There are topics on faith, creativity, finances, the home, the kitchen, intentional living, marriage, motherhood, organizing and working at home. See? A wealth!! And all for only $29.97!
Lastly, the bundle is even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.
And don’t forget, I am giving away 5 – 8×10 prints (created by me) FREE! Simply send me a visual copy of your receipt via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send you all 5 prints.
Remember, mom photography captures more than just pictures, it captures memories! And I am so excited that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has resources to help you grow in being a great mom photographer.