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The early years of parenting fly by and we are always trying to “capture” that perfect photo. Guess what? There is no perfect picture. But there are some fun pictures I think everyone should try to take of their children. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill photos you expect to get from a photographer, but ones you can take right at home. And with the way cell phones are these days, you can take these photographs right from your phone! Check out the 15 photos I think every parent should take and see if there are any others you can think of. I’d love to hear from you!
Sleeping– When looking back at photos I’ve taken, some of the most precious ones are the ones where my children look peaceful and asleep. As I mentioned, you don’t need a high tech camera for the perfect pictures. This photo was taken right on my phone.
Messy Art– Kids love to get messy and many parents cringe at it! But messy art is FUN and a great moment to capture in a photo.
Lollipop– Give your child a huge lollipop and capture some adorable pictures of them trying to eat it. Even better-capture the mess afterwards!
Profile Picture– So many times, we are trying to get our kids to “Look at the camera!” and “Smile!” Profile pictures make beautiful ones that capture a view we don’t always see in our photographs. This is one I captured as my daughter crossed the street.
Angry Faces– Kids get angry-oh my goodness-do they ever! It may seem cruel, but taking a picture when they are really, really angry is a moment you’ll look back on together and be able to tell stories about. This angry face picture is all because it was hailing outside, so we had to come in the house!