Monday, 4 April 2011

Mummy's Little Poser

I wish I had a little button on the leg of my glasses that allowed me to capture what I could see right at that very moment. Or photographic eyes that upload straight to Photobox with a blink of an eye.

Everyday my little man does so many things that I wish I could capture there and then. By the time I have found the camera (why is it never where I left it?), wrestled it from its case, switched it on, while trying to muffle the 'switching on' sound trying not to alert my toddler to the upcoming photo session (I must learn how to switch that off), switched off the flash (I must learn how to have this switched off automatically - I must read that manual!!) he's off and the moment is gone.

My little man never poses for the camera but he is aware of it. I know because he says 'cheese' when you take the camera out he just doesn't look at it.

I couldn't believe it when he happily posed for the photos below albeit at the back of the cupboard under the stairs with all the clutter; Summer toys and Daddy's golf clubs included, while I was clearing it out for the hundredth time last November.

Supplies include: Echo Park Little Boy, Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, Alphas; Thickers Marine and Leaf, Adorn It, Mini Alpha Stickers Apple, Rusty Pickle Pop Star Rub-ons, October Afternoon Night Light journaling cards, blooms, DCWV Grade School rub-on and Papermania buttons.

I'm so happy I managed to catch this moment with my camera (it must've been where I left it, not in the case and I figure I needed the flash for the dark cupboard!). I guess the photographic eyes and camera specs can wait.

14 comments:

  1. Adorable photos & layout. Love the bright colors. I once took a photography course and the teacher said never use a lens cap (instead use a UV lens filter which protects the lens) and never turn off your camera and you are much less likely to miss that perfect shot. So, that is now what I do. (This only works, of course, if you have a camera that needs a lens cap and your battery is rechargeable!) Stopping by from BFS.

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  2. Ah, they're gorgeous shots of the little man. Love the layout.

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  3. Adorable photos! I have the same problem with my little one!

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  4. Gorgeous little mister! Love your LO - I just wish there had been digi cameras when my 3 were "little misses & mister" Thnaks for sharing, (I'm a class mate in BFS) J x

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  5. Oh wow, stunning photos, he's certainly going to be a little heartbreaker. Great LO and I'm glad the camera was ready and waiting for those perfect shots x

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  6. What a cute layout! My little girl tries to take the camera from me these days so she can take the pictures! My camera is never put away - always on the computer desk or dining room table!

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  7. That is a very cute boy - and layout. I love the Bazzill swiss card-stock it makes for great subtle texture.

    One thing that might help you is that on most digital cameras you can opt to switch off the sound. You just need to have a delve through the menu.

    With children I often find my 300mm is a great portrait lens - I'm so far away they never realise I'm taking their picture.

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  8. Oh I love this post - and he really is a gorgeous. Love the LO too. J x

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  9. Very cute layout. I love how you describe real life not the perfect everything in it's place life (that I don't live!). I love your background with the clouds too!

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  10. great post and lovely layout.

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  11. My daughter has recognized the sound of the camera since she was very small too. Perhaps if you kept the camera in an apron pocket or on the kitchen table so it was always accessible? I don't really have any solutions, other than snap the photo as he runs away! And if the flash is on, so be it.

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  12. Gorgeous LO, and you tell the little anecdote so well!

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