I’ve started handing my camera off to my kids a lot lately and letting them get behind the camera.
Partly because they are begging to take pictures. Partly because I see a different glimpse of our lives through their little eyes when they are snapping the pictures.
The pictures might be slightly blurry or funny or off center or half a head, but they are what my girls see and at the moment they choose to push the button.
And I love seeing it through their eyes.
Pictures of real life.
Sharing moments #behindtheprayercard
Because they don’t wait for the perfect moment to snap a photo.
They take pictures of real life.
Mommy and Daddy deciding where to go next.
Or a random wall or a little flower or a bug.
They catch all kinds of things I might have missed.
behind the camera
They get the pose… for me.
But then they keep snapping.
They push the button a few more times.
They catch the moments between the pictures.
They catch the life that happens after the pose.
Mommy picking up her purse and the bags and coats and water bottles.
Mommy and Daddy walking back from their short stroll together through this gorgeous garden. The girls playing in the grass beside us.
So that these precious moments aren’t lost in all the poses.
Giving my girls the camera has captured the life between the pictures.
They aren’t afraid to just keep taking pictures.
And I see life through their eyes a little more clearly.
They are making their own memories through the lens.
As they see mom and dad and life.
Hand off your camera. Let your kids surprise you with the life they choose to capture.
Find out what happens between the pictures when they go behind the camera!