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my kids playing, snapshots and imperfections {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

By January 20, 2013 No Comments

One of my new years resolutions is to take more photos of the boys with my Nikon. I’m sure this sounds totally bizarre (um yes, I am a family photographer…) but it’s so easy to get lazy with my own kids and just use my oh-so-convenient iPhone (cringe! I know 🙁 ). I finally have a really incredible camera and lenses to play with and don’t always use them…why? Well, I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

How am I going to just take snapshots of my kids playing (generally in clothes that don’t match, but I’m ok with that…) and not critique my composition, lighting, white balance, blah blah blah on every picture I take? Clients know what kind of image they will get from a session with me, but for my own life photos I realized that as long as I am happy with them then they are “perfect”. SO, now I am trying to find a happy median this year: capture my boys growing up before I MISS it, step back and look at the photo for what it’s worth, the *moment* that I caught (even though the lighting might have been terrible), and maybe even have a little fun with my photography and try out some different styles that I wouldn’t normally shoot.

Here are some recent favorites. Maybe I wouldn’t hang these images on my walls but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to keep them! Of course, I am still going to do some special planned sessions with the boys, but I guess I needed a reminder that the everyday moments deserve the “nice” camera too.

Family time is at the top of my priority list and we have had a lot of fun in 2013 so far. I am surrounded by boys and truly blessed! I can’t believe how grown up Will and Charlie look in these photographs. ❤ Enjoy!

trading their Thomas choo choos back and forth:

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charlotte lifestyle photographer

charlotte lifestyle photographer

charlotte lifestyle photographer

more trading of choo choos…this happens about every 3 minutes throughout the day:

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charlotte lifestyle photographer

watching his favorite movie, Kung Fu Panda

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never miss an opportunity to catch some dramatic lighting while your kid is immobilized … not sure what I’ll do when he is fully potty trained! 🙂

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charlotte lifestyle photographer

at our neighborhood playground

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(he made it! 😉 )

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CWade is balancing the ball on his budda belly…rockin’ the Batman shirt? Classic.

charlotte lifestyle photographer

charlotte lifestyle photographer

charlotte lifestyle photographer

bedtime = story time ❤

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.