My Favs on Thursday | Lifestyle Photography

Jan 23, 2014

It’s Thursday already and I’m linking-up with Nicole and Meghan to share another round of ‘My Favs’.  Beware: uuber Mommy goggles in this one, folks.

I’ve been lucky to have grown up in a camera happy family.  My dad is a pretty excellent photographer, I’ve non-stop been capturing the world around me since my first camera and Bennett is artistic beyond belief.  We’ve documented everything about our lives and I’m so happy to have snapshots of these moments that may seem insignificant at the time but are so amazing to have later on.

My favorite pictures are not the posed, smiling shots.  They are the ones that capture the essence of a person, as they are.  I love when Bennett decides to pick up the camera and snap these moments of Louis.  He changes so quickly that I want to freeze every moment of these stages of life before the slip away from us.

Wild hair (that’s being chopped off today at his hair appointment).  Crazy McKinley eyebrows.  Goofy facial expressions.  Gorgeous little boy.

I’m still amazed that people use only their iPhones to take pictures.  It’s great and a handy camera to have with them at all times but I think a “real” camera is insanely necessary.  Take some time.  Capture the moments in a higher quality.  And then edit, print and put them in a book.  Give yourself a chance to soak in these moments again and again.

Because taking a bath and brushing your teeth stops being cute after a while.


  1. Nicole White

    Very cute!

  2. Meghan Hayes

    Real cameras are still VERY necessary. I totally agree. Also I noticed that you just installed Disqus. Any tips?

  3. Katy McKinley

    I did just install it! I like how it looks and the sign in better…plus you get notified when I reply on here. I had tons of issues with the install so I had to do it manually through html coding. Not the worst but there are still problems I'm having with getting notifications to come through. I might ask the help desk for some assistance.

  4. Meghan Hayes

    That's cool. I was wondering if I was going to have to manual install or not. I already looked at the instructions to do it, so I'll tackle that tonight.

  5. Katy


  6. Meghan Hayes

    I GOT IT! I'm so excited. The instructions were pretty complicated for something that I feel was pretty simple. Oh well, it's done. I don't have to mess with it for a while. I like Disqus because when people comment and you're in bloglovin it doesn't take you out of the bloglovin browser.


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