Sunday, October 19, 2008

Those Best Shot Moments



When moments like this present themselves I melt; my camera at the ready of course. I shoot with reckless abandon loving each shot more than the last, in a zone of celebrating these moments of my life that make it all worthwhile.

What I love most about it is knowing that it's just these simple mundane moments that can bring such a grand perspective. Some days it can even feel like a heaven on earth. I know I'm not alone. Sentiments like these resonate from the blogosphere day after day, small celebration after small celebration.

As a mother that can often become enveloped in a sea of what feels overwhelming and never ending in motherhood (not in a good way), the warm glow of what is really important is what gives me hope. It's what keeps me mindful and appreciative of my life.

I shared a shot from this mini-love-shoot in a presentation I gave recently about capturing the perfect photo for holiday cards and how to use those photos to create an awe-inspiring cards. I know many of you manage to do just that year after year. I hope you join us at Shutter Sisters as we explore and discover new ways to create great greeting this season. And please come over and join our Flickr group, great greetings! and share what you have done in past years as well as your process this year. It will be fun to share our inspirations with one another!

Share with us those moments melted you this week.

36 comments:

Lizabeth said...

It is a photograph glowing warmly with what is truly important. Your work is inspiring. And I appreciate that you make the hows and whys of it accessible to us novices. Thank you!

Maggie said...

I love seeing how everyone gets there wonderful card shots -- what a great idea to have people share that!

Here is my best shot from last week -- Accomplishments

Andrea said...

I celebrated a moment in proud motherhood-ness. Thank you for reminded me to think about these wonderful moments.

Here's my Contribution

Megan said...

oh i do love that cute shot. here's mine for the week:

pumpkins

MGF said...

It is great to see a sneak at holiday cards.

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Vered - MomGrind said...

It's a beautiful photo. It makes me want to see the rest of her smiling face.

My best shot for this week is of the chocolate-covered strawberries that I served my guests on Friday. There's a recipe too. :)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Frozen Eights said...

I wish I could catch the perfect moment at the perfect time the way you do.

But this one of mine is pretty good, if I do say so myself.

My best shot.

Joanna said...

I love when those moments happen. When you see each shot and get excited to take the next. Thats what photography is all about to me. Especially when the shots are of someone so dear to your heart! :) This one is beautiful.

Here's my BSM

emily said...

What a sweet photo. I'm definitely going to head over to Shutter Sisters to check out the info on greetings.

Here's what I'm loving this week.

Dawn said...

It is truly the small stuff that keeps us pressing on. :) Like enjoying the fall:

a girl and her bunny

Jen said...

That would make a wonderful Holiday card. I can't wait to see all of the wonderful ideas everyone comes up with.

Here's mine this week:
Melting My Heart

Kara!!! said...

Adorable - it would make a great card.

My BSM: Drink Interrupted

Sassy said...

I love the mystery and simpleness of this photograph.

Here is mine
Daisy in the Darkness

carrie said...

i love the sweet way her chin is tucked in with just a slight smile, too. i can see why it would make you melt.

i had a melting moment this evening and was going to blog about it - and after seeing yours - decided to make it my BSM, too.

thanks as always for the inspiration.

A Swing Moment

Maddy said...

I'll check out flickr group tomorrow, as I can always do with a little inspiration.
Cheers

Christina said...

You have such a way with words, as well as images!

I really need to start reading your posts before planning my own...I feel silly with a looooong birthday post next to this sweet, simple little beauty!

(btw, my BSM is at the end...feel free to skip the rest!)

Jaimee said...

Beautiful shot! Can't wait to see all of the inspirations!

Here's mine:
A Wedding Story...

chaoticfamily said...

Such a sweet shot...

Here is mine.
http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

ooh, i look forward to reading more about holiday card shots. it's getting to be that time of year again, isn't it?!

here's my best shot for the week (at the pumpkin patch).

Chris said...

Love that shot. How perfect is that?! Here's a link to my BSM (what was I thinking?! LOL):
http://jeroldssis.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/best-shot-monday-13/

HipMomma said...

Love the crop on that shot.

We're Melting

Blueberry said...

that is a wonderful photo!

here is my best shot

Bunny said...

Family fall best shots today:
Best Shot Season

Killlashandra said...

What a sweet picture of love. I would have been snapping fast and furious too. I've got a little love and a dimple smile for my BSM today.

http://www.killlashandra.org/wordpress/?p=1170

makemineaquad said...

There are 2 photos here, but it is the second one that melted my heart. My 5 year old adding her hands to all the hands covering my sister-in-law's very pregnant belly, and then making a little heart on it with her 5 year old very little hands. I didn't even see it while framing the shot; it was only afterwards, after downloading that I saw it. Melted my heart.

makemineaquad said...

Of course I forgot my link.

Here it is:
http://makemineaquad.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/belly-love/

makemineaquad said...

Ugh. Sorry for my comment mishaps.

Here is the proper link:
Belly Love

Mama Zen said...

I love that shot!

Here's mine:

http://thezenofmotherhood.blogspot.com/2008/10/where-buffalo-roam.html

Jenny Rebecca said...

Well this maybe isn't melty as a photograph, but I can melt a little daydreaming about the artist she might become someday.
my little artist

Kimberly said...

Your photos always remind me that it's not the obvious framing that yeilds the best results. I need to remember that more as I shot.

Here's my best shot moment.

Cara said...

I love the everyday mundane moments that are captured on film much better the the posed shots. My best shot Monday was taken during the early dawn hours that I was up with my infant son. He was just sitting an playing and I felt compelled to capture the simple moment.
Mia Due Bambini

HeatherK said...

Late to the game--again! Here's my melty moment for the week.

I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to get my three together for our shot---looking forward to more inspiration on that front!

~*Liz*~ said...

What a wonderful photo!

~Liz
www.AGiveawayADay.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

another perfect love thursday shot - even though it was monday :)

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