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We just got home from our vacation with my husband’s family  and I’m holding true to my promise to blog more personal work this year. Settle in for a sec  though, because this post is a doozy. There was so much happening, I was never at a loss for something to photograph. We had A LOT of potty training and sleep issues during the middle of the week though, so I was pretty busy in the cabin for a couple of days to have gotten much of anything from the middle of our trip. Note to self: teach husband to use camera before next summer! Also, in spite of what it may look like, I was actually at the lake with them. It’s just pretty darn near impossible to actually appear in a photograph when you’re the one taking all of the pictures. I’m considering taking a sharpie to a few and drawing myself in. Ha!!! Seriously though… that’s problem for a lot of families. It’s hard to remember to do it, but its important for your kids that the moms get photographed too. We’ll do better next time! 

The marketing director from the resort was shooting that night and was nice enough to send me the RAW files of his photos. The following two photos were from him. I even made it onto their Facebook page. 🙂

Jayson spent a lot of time waving “bye-bye” to all of the boats passing us by this week.

 

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I miss the days of film cameras with rolls of film that sat in there until they were used. You never remembered exactly what was on there and you stored up your rolls until you got around to sending them in to be developed. Either that, or there was a random picture of a cat or something at the end of your roll so that you could rewind it and send it in. There was always such a hodgepodge of memories when you opened up the envelope. Some amazing, some total garbage. But, nothing really bothered you about any of it. Missed focus wasn’t the end of the world. Nothing was edited, cropped, or altered in any way.  A slightly off expression wasn’t a challenge to do better the next time. This was all back in the day where photos were just memories. I’m challenging myself to do that at home like we did when we grew up. I bought a nice point and shoot camera when Harper was born for the same reason, but with digital there is just something calls to me to edit them, shoot it until it’s right, scrutinize it.

All of that being said… here is my first batch of hodgepodge memories to share on film. Crap and all.

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