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The Lovely Everyday: Birthday Number 5

You know, sometimes, I really get caught up in taking the perfect photo. especially if I have my Canon 6D out. I figure I know how to use it, I spent all that money on it, my photos should reflect that.

And then I get a blurry photo.

Or a grainy photo.

And I’m full of photographer angst, berating myself over what I should have or could have done different.

And I want to delete ALL OF THE PHOTOS.

Because they are not perfect.

But life isn’t perfect so why should my photos be?

I took photo after photo on Pookah’s birthday.

In my excitement to capture every moment, I didn’t constantly check my settings or meter, or white balance etc etc.

At first, I was disappointed.

Then the mother in me saw the joyful moments I captured.

The happiness on my baby’s face.

And all the photos were suddenly perfect.

My everyday was indeed lovely.

the lovely everyday
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the lovely everyday pookah turns five-5
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the lovely everyday pookah turns five-10
the lovely everyday pookah turns five-11
the lovely everyday pookah turns five-12
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the lovely everyday pookah turns five-25
Head over to Bianca’s blog to see her version of the Lovely Everyday!

  • Reply
    Adanna
    December 2, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I completely understand how you feel. Sometimes I get mad because my husband got a better pic on his iPhone than I did on my DSLR. I’m glad you didn’t delete these awesome moments that you captured. Happy Belated Birthday to your little guy he’s adorbs!

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    kita
    December 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    If these photos ain’t good then I need to trash my camera. Chile boo these photos look awesome. I never check my settings for my photos I am so busy capturing moments lol. I may put it down every now and then to check and then change a setting but for the most part I am so in the moment. I am glad he had a fabulous party.

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    Louida
    December 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I noticed the Elf on the Shelf birthday decor! Looks like Pookah had a great birthday!

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    Krissy
    December 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

    These pictures made me smile.

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    Yum Yucky
    December 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    All of your pictures are PERFECT! The happiness you’ve captured in the photos = Perfection.

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    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    December 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    What an awesome party!! These pictures look pretty darn perfect to me. I think the happiness of the celebration is really what makes each picture. Love the birthday elf on the shelf stuff too!!

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    Bianca
    December 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    These photos are perfect! I can definitely relate though… I recently printed out albums for my kids after going through 1000’s of photos from 4 yrs ago, honesty the ones i picked to include where not the most technically perfect photos they were the ones with emotion and memories and you definitely caught that in these photos!

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    December 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Glad Pookah had a great birthday! You captured some beautiful photos.

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    Jenni
    December 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    He looks SO happy!! Glad he had a great party! Also, I’m with Kita, your “not so good” pictures put my best ones to shame.

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    December 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like the best birthday ever and the captures are beautiful!!

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    Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    December 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    They all look super amazing to me! Looks like he had an awesome time! Happy belated to him!

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      LaShawn
      December 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

      thank you!

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    February 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Awww. You’re making me emotional because A.J. is about to turn 5 and I don’t know how we got here.
    Wasn’t I just teaching him letter and how to walk?

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      LaShawn
      February 4, 2015 at 6:47 am

      they are growing up too fast!!!

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