This month, I got some really exciting news. I made Babble’s list of top baby photo blogs! This was particularly exciting since I’ve made a real effort to step up my photography this year. I owe this entirely to my obsession with Instagram.
Following so many amazing photographers (some of which I’ve featured in my “InstaParent of the Month” series) has inspired me to take better pictures of my kids. I’ve put away my DSLR and take all my photos on my iPhone, so I can capture real moments as they happen, as opposed to posed shots.
People always ask me what apps I use to edit my photos. I use four— Snapseed, PicFX, Big Lens and PicTapGo.
I’m not going to lie. I put a lot of effort into editing my photos. I don’t have one filter or one go-to technique. Every photo is different. I like variety and am always looking to switch things up and try new things.
My main secret to taking good photos? My two adorable girls, three-year-old Mazzy and ten-month-old, Harlow. They make excellent subjects, although they rarely stand still. That’s why I take about fifty photos a day. There’s always one good one!
Thank you to Babble for recognizing my blog and my photos. Below are 15 of my favorite, including some of the shots that started some of my more popular Instagram hashtags. You can follow me on Instagram at @mommyshorts.