shoot little things

shoot little things

Watching him I couldn’t help but see the dirty feet curled together and serious concentration on whatever game he was playing. I knew I needed a shot of it so I grabbed my camera. It took me less than five minutes to capture this scene. He looked up a couple times but for the most part just ignored me. I snapped a couple, moved, turned on a different light and then snapped again. Done. It’s a good reminder even for me how easy it is to shoot little things and capture the little moments.

When you are capturing a child, it can be easy to overlook some of the small details. We try to get the perfect shot where the kiddo is looking and smiling. (I know how rare those shots can be!) BUT shots like the one above can be a more accurate portrayal of your child at that moment. Maybe they always sit in a certain spot, or play with a specific toy…capture those!

If your child is sitting playing contently, this is a great time to take some pictures of them. Focus on their hands, their feet, that tongue that sticks out when they concentrate, the toy that is always in rotation… I know as a mom it can be hard to look beyond the mess to see the beauty. Let me tell you though when you look back at those pictures years from now, you’re not going to see the mess or the chaos. You are only going to see your sweet child frozen in time.

I challenge you today to take some everyday pictures of your children. If you don’t have kids, then spend some time on your pet! Don’t have either? Grab a good friend and capture them in a spot where you always visit. Shoot little things for a good reminder of what’s important in life. Save those memories through your camera.

Chilly Cuties | Country Bloomington, IL


This might have been my fastest session to date. We drove way out into the country and couldn’t believe how cold and windy it was. It didn’t help that it was one of the first bitter cold days we’d had late in the fall. I tried to use the buildings as a wind block and just shot really fast. Cuties like this made it easy though!