Not becoming the mama-razzi…

It’s a really tough balance. Get behind the camera or enjoy the life we live? It’s one thing that I still haven’t figured out. I want my babies to remember me as part of the moment…not the one with the black box attached to her face running alongside the action.

Should I bring it? or leave it home? Usually the choice is leave it home, but lately, I have been trying to take my fancy camera with me. I give myself a few shots, then I stop & set it down. & keep being us.

Milestones, however, are another story. I had to set the camera down at her first dentist appointment–it got real ugly real fast. But her first haircut? This girl already knows what’s good for her. She seemed to be quite at ease at the salon. (surprise, surprise) Much of it was probably thanks to my sweet friend (& ridiculously talented colorist & stylist) Nowlin Roberts. But she did so well! & now sports a sassy little do. I asked Nowlin if he’d be up for the challenge since I just couldn’t imagine taking my girlie anywhere else for her first haircut! He said he was totally willing…and luckily, I don’t think my babe made him regret his decision. :) She was a champ. First of many salon visits…not sure if that makes me happy or scared… ;)

Thank you, Nowlin! I so appreciate you!!! I was happily her mama-razzi that day. But just for that little window. The rest of the day, she just got mama. :)

How do you set your limits with the camera? Do you regret missed camera ops or are you at peace with living in the moment? I know my iphone stands in in a pinch. & I think some of those images will even wiggle their way into the yearly family album. In fact, I am certain of it!

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