The baby’s messy face after dinner.
Your 6-year-old’s first attempt at riding a two-wheeler.
Your teen’s expression when she passes her driving test.
A family selfie on the way out the door to church.
Sandwiched between the tedium of everyday living are a million joyful moments that are so easy to miss if we’re not looking for them.
Renew Your Perspective
Several years ago, knee deep in the diaper stages, I found myself wondering why I wasn’t feeling more fulfilled, more grateful to be caring for the little ones I’d imagined having all my life.
At about the same time, my husband gave me my first dSLR camera, and I began noticing that even the simplest moment could be transformed into a magical image that took my breath away.
I quickly discovered that seeing my normal, sometimes mundane life through that camera instantly heightened my awareness of the brief but brilliant moments that matter most.
As I continued to seek out photo opportunities, I began to see my life in clearer focus, and I gained a deeper sense of appreciation for the simple joys scattered throughout the average day.
If you want to use your camera (whether it’s a phone or an SLR) to help you see your life more vividly this year—and to capture meaningful images in the process—you’re in the right place.
Moments that Matter Most: Join The #MomentsMatter2017 Challenge
I’d love for you join our free, 30-day, #MomentsMatter2017 photo challenge! We’ll be running these challenges multiple times throughout the year and our next one starts JUNE 1st!
For 30 days, I’ll share a photo prompt as an inspiration point in the private Photography Facebook group. My hope is that each prompt will inspire you to capture an everyday, meaningful moment and that by participating you’ll kickstart a year of purposeful photography in 2017!
I know how many photo challenges are out there, but what sets this one apart is that each prompt is designed to help you take photos that capture the important but easy-to-miss details that give our regular days meaning and significance.
I look forward to rubbing shoulders with you as we tag our photos with #MomentsMatter2017 on Instagram and build each other up, as both moms and photographers.
Together let’s hone in on the moments we truly want to hold on to and use our cameras as a tool that helps us see more clearly the things that matter most.
I love the idea of capturing Moments that Matter in 2017. I would love to participate in your 30 day challenge. I am not on Facebook. Would you consider another way for those of us not a fan of Facebook to participate? I follow you on Instagram. Thanks!
I’m happy and excited about this challenge looking forward to ideas tips I love everything about the little moments and memories thank you for sharing your gift and talent
Do you offer one starting in February or March? I have a lot of organizing and declutter in I’m doing in January……if I sign up I want to actually be able to do it.
Rhonda Thomas says
I love doing the 30 day photo challenge. I am already part of this group, and would like to start (again) with the June challenge. I am still unclear where to post the daily photos??? Sorry…I need help!
Rhonda – I will start a post in the FB group each day of the challenge and you can share your photos there. 🙂