I have always loved to take photos, I don’t claim to be brilliant at it, but it is something that I have always done. On birthday nights out, I am the one snapping away and I have a lot of fab photos.
When I became a mummy, I took a lot more photos, I mean a lot more photos…I am probably not alone in this. I was always snapping away capturing everything that Alice did, sometimes to share with daddy who was at work. But mainly for the memories, I love looking back at them,
There are the random photos and the action photos, but then there are those moments that you want to capture and you think more carefully about.
I remember the first time I wanted a nice picture of Alice, a picture where the background was plain and simple. You know the ones that don’t have toys everywhere in the background or a random kettle behind their head.
All ready for baby ballerina’s – January 2015
So, I started to get her to stand by our wooden door. It was a split second decision one day, when I really wanted a picture and it has now become a bit of a thing in our house.
If I say to Alice now I would like a picture, she walks over to the wooden door and poses for me. Sometimes this is great and other times I have to take it and then try and get another one somewhere else. You know just for a bit of variety.
All ready for grandad’s 70th birthday – March 2015
But, do you know what I was looking back though my photos this week for a blog post that I was writing and the ones by the wooden door kept popping up. It made me think firstly I had taken more than I thought I had, but also how lovely it was to see Alice in the same place over time. I could see changes in her, that I might not have noticed otherwise.
Holly joins in too now. In fact the last time Alice wanted me to take a picture of her in her pretty dress before she went to her friend’s birthday party, she was stood by the door and Holly was watching. Then she started to back up, so that she too could be in the photo. They are not the best photo’s, but they really capture the moment.
As I was writing this, it made me think about the lovely Katie, who hosts The Ordinary Moments and the gorgeous pictures of her girls that she takes by the garage door. I don’t have nearly as many and they are no where near as brilliant as her’s. I adore Katie’s photography.
But I did think I am sure she has written about her garage door photos and I probably read it when she posted it. So, I had a search on her blog (I’m not a stalker, promise!) and yes she had written one. In fact Katie’s garage door is quite famous…
It’s funny how something so simple as a wooden door, can become a part of your family memories and I am sure Katie thinks the same about her garage door!
Joining Katie at MummyDaddyMe