19 Oct Those Best Shot Moments
Posted at 20:43h in Uncategorized 34 Comments
When moments like this present themselves I melt; my camera at the ready of course. I shoot with reckless abandon loving each shot more than the last, in a zone of celebrating these moments of my life that make it all worthwhile.
What I love most about it is knowing that it’s just these simple mundane moments that can bring such a grand perspective. Some days it can even feel like a heaven on earth. I know I’m not alone. Sentiments like these resonate from the blogosphere day after day, small celebration after small celebration.
As a mother that can often become enveloped in a sea of what feels overwhelming and never ending in motherhood (not in a good way), the warm glow of what is really important is what gives me hope. It’s what keeps me mindful and appreciative of my life.
I shared a shot from this mini-love-shoot in a presentation I gave recently about capturing the perfect photo for holiday cards and how to use those photos to create an awe-inspiring cards. I know many of you manage to do just that year after year. I hope you join us at Shutter Sisters as we explore and discover new ways to create great greeting this season. And please come over and join our Flickr group, great greetings! and share what you have done in past years as well as your process this year. It will be fun to share our inspirations with one another!
Share with us those moments melted you this week.
LizabethPosted at 21:56h, 19 October
It is a photograph glowing warmly with what is truly important. Your work is inspiring. And I appreciate that you make the hows and whys of it accessible to us novices. Thank you!
MaggiePosted at 22:23h, 19 October
I love seeing how everyone gets there wonderful card shots — what a great idea to have people share that!
Here is my best shot from last week — http://andtheducksaid.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday-accomplishments.html“ REL=”nofollow”> Accomplishments
AndreaPosted at 22:57h, 19 October
I celebrated a moment in proud motherhood-ness. Thank you for reminded me to think about these wonderful moments.
Here’s my http://om-mami.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Contribution
MeganPosted at 23:16h, 19 October
oh i do love that cute shot. here’s mine for the week:
MGFPosted at 23:58h, 19 October
It is great to see a sneak at holiday cards.
Vered - MomGrindPosted at 00:46h, 20 October
It’s a beautiful photo. It makes me want to see the rest of her smiling face.
My best shot for this week is of the chocolate-covered strawberries that I served my guests on Friday. There’s a recipe too. 🙂
http://momgrind.com/2008/10/19/chocolate-covered-strawberries/“ REL=”nofollow”>Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Frozen EightsPosted at 01:09h, 20 October
I wish I could catch the perfect moment at the perfect time the way you do.
But this one of mine is pretty good, if I do say so myself.
http://frozeneights.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday_19.html“ REL=”nofollow”>My best shot.
JoannaPosted at 01:51h, 20 October
I love when those moments happen. When you see each shot and get excited to take the next. Thats what photography is all about to me. Especially when the shots are of someone so dear to your heart! 🙂 This one is beautiful.
http://worth-it-all.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday_19.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s my BSM
emilyPosted at 02:03h, 20 October
What a sweet photo. I’m definitely going to head over to Shutter Sisters to check out the info on greetings.
http://pyattfamily.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday-glee.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s what I’m loving this week.
DawnPosted at 02:13h, 20 October
It is truly the small stuff that keeps us pressing on. 🙂 Like enjoying the fall:
http://dawnomite.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/best-shot-monday-a-girl-and-her-bunny/“ REL=”nofollow”>a girl and her bunny
JenPosted at 02:33h, 20 October
That would make a wonderful Holiday card. I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful ideas everyone comes up with.
Here’s mine this week:
http://newgreenmama.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday-melting-my-heart.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Melting My Heart
Kara!!!Posted at 02:54h, 20 October
Adorable – it would make a great card.
My BSM: http://www.karaspranger.com/2008/10/19/best-shot-monday-drink-interrupted/“ REL=”nofollow”>Drink Interrupted
SassyPosted at 03:43h, 20 October
I love the mystery and simpleness of this photograph.
Here is mine
http://mysassypants.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Daisy in the Darkness
carriePosted at 04:32h, 20 October
i love the sweet way her chin is tucked in with just a slight smile, too. i can see why it would make you melt.
i had a melting moment this evening and was going to blog about it – and after seeing yours – decided to make it my BSM, too.
thanks as always for the inspiration.
http://barelycontrolledchaos.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/a-swing-moment-best-shot-monday/“ REL=”nofollow”>A Swing Moment
MaddyPosted at 04:33h, 20 October
I’ll check out flickr group tomorrow, as I can always do with a little inspiration.
ChristinaPosted at 04:39h, 20 October
You have such a way with words, as well as images!
I really need to start reading your posts before planning my own…I feel silly with a looooong http://momology.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-scary-birthday.html“ REL=”nofollow”>birthday post next to this sweet, simple little beauty!
(btw, my BSM is at the end…feel free to skip the rest!)
JaimeePosted at 05:02h, 20 October
Beautiful shot! Can’t wait to see all of the inspirations!
http://www.thesesmallwonders.com“ REL=”nofollow”>A Wedding Story…
chaoticfamilyPosted at 05:20h, 20 October
Such a sweet shot…
Here is mine.
Crunchy Domestic GoddessPosted at 05:40h, 20 October
ooh, i look forward to reading more about holiday card shots. it’s getting to be that time of year again, isn’t it?!
here’s my http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/2008/10/19/pumpkin-y-goodness/“ REL=”nofollow”>best shot for the week (at the pumpkin patch).
ChrisPosted at 08:33h, 20 October
Love that shot. How perfect is that?! Here’s a link to my BSM (what was I thinking?! LOL):
HipMommaPosted at 11:02h, 20 October
Love the crop on that shot.
http://thehipmommasjournal.squarespace.com/journal/2008/10/20/ill-melt-with-you.html“ REL=”nofollow”>We’re Melting
BlueberryPosted at 11:38h, 20 October
that is a wonderful photo!
here is my http://blueberryandbean.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-monday_20.html“ REL=”nofollow”>best shot
BunnyPosted at 13:43h, 20 October
Family fall best shots today:
http://motherbunny.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-shot-season.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Best Shot Season
KilllashandraPosted at 14:11h, 20 October
What a sweet picture of love. I would have been snapping fast and furious too. I’ve got a little love and a dimple smile for my BSM today.
makemineaquadPosted at 14:33h, 20 October
There are 2 photos here, but it is the second one that melted my heart. My 5 year old adding her hands to all the hands covering my sister-in-law’s very pregnant belly, and then making a little heart on it with her 5 year old very little hands. I didn’t even see it while framing the shot; it was only afterwards, after downloading that I saw it. Melted my heart.
makemineaquadPosted at 15:06h, 20 October
Of course I forgot my link.
Here it is:
makemineaquadPosted at 15:09h, 20 October
Ugh. Sorry for my comment mishaps.
Here is the proper link:
Mama ZenPosted at 16:52h, 20 October
I love that shot!
Jenny RebeccaPosted at 18:51h, 20 October
Well this maybe isn’t melty as a photograph, but I can melt a little daydreaming about the artist she might become someday.
http://jennyrebecca.typepad.com/jenny_rebecca/2008/10/my-little-artist.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my little artist
KimberlyPosted at 01:14h, 21 October
Your photos always remind me that it’s not the obvious framing that yeilds the best results. I need to remember that more as I shot.
Here’s http://alteringlife.blogspot.com/2008/10/bsm-pumpkin-patch.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my best shot moment.
CaraPosted at 01:25h, 21 October
I love the everyday mundane moments that are captured on film much better the the posed shots. My best shot Monday was taken during the early dawn hours that I was up with my infant son. He was just sitting an playing and I felt compelled to capture the simple moment.
http://miaduebambini.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Mia Due Bambini
HeatherKPosted at 02:14h, 21 October
Late to the game–again! Here’s my http://heatherk.typepad.com/heatherk/2008/10/best-shot-monday-these-area-a-few-of-her-favorite-things.html“ REL=”nofollow”>melty moment for the week.
I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to get my three together for our shot—looking forward to more inspiration on that front!
~*Liz*~Posted at 01:59h, 22 October
What a wonderful photo!
ElizabethPosted at 04:37h, 29 October
another perfect love thursday shot – even though it was monday 🙂