A new toy

We bought an SLR camera.

Now, I cannot. Stop. Taking. Photos.

Seriously, I have a picture of my dog in every pose. Also, the kids, the cushions, lamps, books, plants and oh, the sunsets from every possible angle! The list goes on.

I’ve only ever had very basic cameras (I’d misplaced the last two!). All the photos I have of the kids over the past few years are what I’ve taken on my iPhone. So having this new ‘toy’ has helped me start a whole new rediscovery of people, happenings and special moments around me.

 This is how the professional photographer's take selfies right?

This is how the professional photographer's take selfies right?

 Karma mid downward dog pose

Karma mid downward dog pose

I love this camera. The pictures are so clear, so real, like they capture moments and preserve them for you, just how you remember them in that instant. Having this camera has also made me stop and notice things more – the bees on the lavender bush, numerous facial expressions, the shades of pink, purple, orange, red of the sun. It’s made me more present to the beauty of every moment, of this moment.

 potted alyssum at our front door

potted alyssum at our front door

Billy set up all of his Skylanders on the kitchen bench, in little Skylander ‘families’. Here’s a sample of the 58 photos he took!

 Skylander Cynder and back up crew

Skylander Cynder and back up crew

So no time to waste. There’s lots more little moments of life to capture. I’m off to picture my kids having brekky.

-Nik x.