Take Great Photos of Your Family

(Inside: Great family photos are a gift. I love looking back at the photos I’ve taken. And there are so many fun filters to play with. Read on…)

I love taking great photos of my family. And I love extending that hobby to other families.

My head knows that hobbies empower us. They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress.

But my heart often tells me I should be using my time more wisely. 

As moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies.

Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping our hobbies at a low simmer is good for us – and our kids.


Because our actions always speak louder than words. For example, my kids watch me teach myself how to be a better photographer and Photoshop user.  I’m actively showing them this life-long skill: If they want to learn to do something – they can teach it to themselves. I’m empowering myself by building confidence in my ability and giving myself a stress reliever, but also, I’m empowering my crew to read instructions, search for how-to videos online and become self-sufficient, life-long learners.

That skill set…they can take anywhere.

So, go ahead – make room for your hobby.

If yours is photography too, take lots of pictures. Play with all the fun filters on your computer and phone. You will get some great pictures of your family. Ones that you will cherish looking back on.

And, as a bonus?

You kids will learn good things from watching you. 

Take Great Photos of Your Family

I had a chance to take some pictures of these lovely families. Here are a few of my favorites.

(The baby turned 1, so there are a few extra of him.)
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