This is a pizote from Costa Rica. When we were on vacation a couple of years ago there were tons of these cute guys at our hotel. They begged for food, did cute dances, and if you didn’t watch out they would drink your margarita. This is a pretty Costa Rican sunset from the same trip. This is a towel animal the maid created for us at our hotel.
These are the only pictures I took on my week-long trip to Costa Rica. That’s right, the Shannon who takes pictures of her daughter every day went on a trip and took only 4 pictures.
Before I had Princess A, I didn’t take a lot of pictures. I preferred to be in the moment and always felt like taking pictures brought me out of the moment. Once Princess A was born I couldn’t help myself and started to take TONS of pictures and eventually created this blog.
Now I have an awesome camera and am working on improving my photography skills. Some days I spend so much time trying to get the perfect shot of Princess A I feel like I am not fully experiencing life. Lately, I have been working on keeping my photo sessions short so that I can be completely invested in Princess A more often than not. This is much harder than it sounds.
Do any of you feel like you are taken out of the moment when you take pictures or do you have any tips on staying in the picture while taking a picture?