I hope that through the course of this past week of tips, you have started photographing your kids daily and have found that you have far more moments worth capturing than you realized.

If you've been following along with the 7 day challenge to take better photos of your kids, whereas before you might have felt that you kept missing the moment, now you almost have an overabundance of moments worth capturing! 

This is a good thing, but it can be overwhelming. How do you decide what is most worth capturing? How do you decide what is most worth sharing? 

Photosanity challenge day seven - capture what you most want to remember about this time

Capture what you most want to remember about this time

I want to remember Liam, seven years old, devouring Harry Potter books like there’s no tomorrow. He will literally read for hours, and when he’s reading, he is immersed in the world of the book and you can barely get his attention.

I want to remember Liam, seven years old, devouring Harry Potter books like there’s no tomorrow. He will literally read for hours, and when he’s reading, he is immersed in the world of the book and you can barely get his attention.

I’ve been taking a “photo-a-day” of my kids since I first became a mother seven years ago. Truth is, I take far more than one photo a day, but at the end of each day I choose one photo to feature or represent that day.

It would be easy to choose the photo that I think looks the best. But to keep me focused on how it feels, not how it looks, I instead choose the photo that represents what I most want to remember about the day. Even if it isn’t technically the “best” photo, it keeps me honest - it keeps me focused on what I know I will appreciate most in years to come, and what my kids will appreciate most in years to come.

I want to remember Jack, four years old, on the verge of becoming a little boy but there are still traces of baby in him, from his chubby cheeks to the way he still struggles with his words sometimes, to how he still sucks his thumb at night. He is sweet and adorable, but also a force of nature to be reckoned with when he is angry. 

I want to remember Jack, four years old, on the verge of becoming a little boy but there are still traces of baby in him, from his chubby cheeks to the way he still struggles with his words sometimes, to how he still sucks his thumb at night. He is sweet and adorable, but also a force of nature to be reckoned with when he is angry. 

When you know what you most want to remember about this time, 
you’ll know what to capture.

And when you capture what you most want to remember about this time, you will find confidence and joy daily through photographing your kids.

You’ll experience a more positive outlook as you focus on all the good moments you have with your kids - the everyday ones and not just special occasions.
And you’ll find a purpose to photographing your kids that will give you the forward momentum you need to organize, edit and share your photos with ease.

For more detail on exactly how to put this into action, download the full PDF guide for this challenge - it's free!

Featured participant photos

Day seven photo by challenge participant Jill Barshay

Day seven photo by challenge participant Jill Barshay

"I learned a lot this week about getting up my courage to shoot from a closer distance than I’m usually comfortable doing. At first it felt like I was getting in her space. But if I take a few minutes to talk with her with the camera in my hands in front of my face, snapping while talking, the photo op transforms into a connected, intimate moment, similar to cuddling." - Jill Barshay

Wow Jill! What an absolutely beautiful moment and photo - the natural eye contact, beautiful light, and the color and texture of her sweater against the sofa. Love the close crop too that captures mother/daughter intimacy - this is definitely frameworthy!

Day seven photo by challenge participant Teresa Outhwaite

Day seven photo by challenge participant Teresa Outhwaite

"Caught the moment... an 'I'm happy to be home" hug I got from Tilly just as I happened to be getting the phone out onto camera. No time for focus or anything ...just grabbed the moment by chance." - Teresa Outhwaite

Teresa, I just love the moment and emotions captured here in this beautiful black and white. Natural and lovely.