A Great Little Spot | Harrisburg PA In-Home Family Photographer

Sometimes it's hard to see the forest through the trees. When we look at our own homes it's easy to just see the things that need to be done. The weeds in the flowerbeds, the dents in the wall, the scratches on the fridge, the dirt on the baseboards (who can keep those things clean?!) and the cat hair in every corner imaginable. But when you go to someone else's home, how often do you notice those things? I'm usually too busy loving the cute pictures on the wall or the fun throw pillows or the even just being excited to see YOU to notice the weeds, dents and scratches. AND, if I do notice them, you know what I think? Not "Oh wow, she's slacking." No no no no. I think "Oh thank goodness I'm not the only one!!" 

At this in-home session I was ooing and awwing over the cute little patio scene of a pretty mama, her adorable babe, the speckled light coming through trees and a gentle breeze passing through. I said “This is such a great little spot!” and I really meant it... were there things around that needed fixed up? Maybe. Wasn't looking for problem areas so I didn't notice. 

I think everyone should have a photographer come to their home so they can start to see the beauty again. I promise you, no matter where you live, there are some “great little spots” begging to be seen.

Brothers | Carlisle PA Family Photographer

One thing they're always teaching you in photography workshops or online tutorials (and something I teach moms in my How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids lessons), is that you really shouldn't keep more than one of the "same" picture. I guarantee you do it. We all do it. You take a bunch of photos of your little cutie being... well... cute. And guess what? They're all keepers because, for once in her life, your crazy little girl smiled right at the camera and gave you a big cheesy grin over and over and over. Of course you just snapped away while she did that - it was solid gold!!! But afterward, I'm not kidding, you should delete all of those except 1, maybe 2. Even if they're all good, you can't keep them all. What are you going to do with near duplicates of one good photo? Nothing. You aren't going to print both. You won't post both. You shouldn't keep both. 

Unless of course you want to break your own rules (insert that arm raised emoji here) and keep more than one. I love the story these three photos tell when put together. What it's like to be the older brother, what it's like to be the younger brother, what it's like to have a built in best friend to get in trouble with all day long...