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The Best Camera is the One You Have: Moms Share Their Favorite Cell Phone Photos

I have a beautiful DSLR. It’s got plenty of bells and whistles, takes crystal clear shots that make me swoon, and… pretty much lives in my office. The camera I use the most? My iPhone. I have about fifteen different photo apps, and I use them all to capture, edit, and share the photos I take of events, random moments, and family.

I’m so grateful for the ability to have a great camera in my pocket (or, if you’re me, in my bra) so that at any moment I can easily capture what I see around me. This is true for all bloggers, of course; one of my favorite parts of social media in recent years has been getting to peek into everyone’s lives through the photos they share online. I’ve been stunned at how beautiful some shots are, and that’s why I decided to reach out to bloggers to share their favorite phone shots. Enjoy!

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  • Angela England of Untrained Housewife 1 of 27
    Angela England of Untrained Housewife
    Angela shared this beautiful rainbow shot. Who doesn't love a rainbow? People that are ugly inside, that's who.
  • Andrea of Great Thoughts 2 of 27
    Andrea of Great Thoughts
    Andrea offers up this happy shot from a recent vacation. My, what a BIG margherita you have!
  • Aimee of Greeblemonkey 3 of 27
    Aimee of Greeblemonkey
    Aimee is a bit of a genius when it comes to iPhoneography. Can't you tell?
  • Jacqui of Single Parent Retreat 4 of 27
    Jacqui of Single Parent Retreat
    Jacqui sent me this shot. It makes me think of road trips.
  • Melissa of Girlymama 5 of 27
    Melissa of Girlymama
    Melissa shared this sweet photo of the day her family found their forever kitty at the shelter. Aw!
  • Erin of A Parenting Production 6 of 27
    Erin of A Parenting Production
    Erin sent in this ADORABLE shot. Ouch. My ovaries hurt.
  • Carol of New York City Mama 7 of 27
    Carol of New York City Mama
    Carol is madly in love with her home town, and you can tell in this awesome shot of Times Square.
  • Caitlin of Mabel’s Labels 8 of 27
    Caitlin of Mabel's Labels
    Caitlin shared this beautiful shot. Now I'm longing for summer. In February. GREAT.
  • Jessica of Found the Marbles 9 of 27
    Jessica of Found the Marbles
    Jessica of Found the Marbles said this photo always makes her smile. It makes me smile too, and I hate sports.
  • Katherine of Post Partum Progress 10 of 27
    Katherine of Post Partum Progress
    Katherine snapped this photo of her daughter reading to her Elf on the Shelf when she didn't know anyone was watching. ADORABLE.
  • Katja of Skimbaco 11 of 27
    Katja of Skimbaco
    Katja is another one for the arty phone photo. Love this shot of the sun and a blue sky.
  • Laura of Better In Bulk 12 of 27
    Laura of Better In Bulk
    Laura rightly points out that the best part of phone photos is that you can catch your kids being, well, kids.
  • Lisa of A Daily Pinch 13 of 27
    Lisa of A Daily Pinch
    Lisa sent me a bunch of photos, but I chose this one because my favorite thing about cell phone photos is how great they are at night.
  • Lisa of Mommyality 14 of 27
    Lisa of Mommyality
    Lisa also sent me this self portrait. In certain circles she's famous for doing this to her hair. Heh.
  • Robin of Lemons With a P 15 of 27
    Robin of Lemons With a P
    Robin is one of the funniest women I know (seriously, she is FUNNY) but I love this pretty shot of this little girl.
  • Roxanna of Every Day Treats 16 of 27
    Roxanna of Every Day Treats
    Roxanna takes gorgeous photos. I love this one, where the ride looks a bit like a dandelion gone to seed.
  • Shana of Shanamama 17 of 27
    Shana of Shanamama
    Shana has somehow managed to make winter look pretty. WELL DONE SHANA.
  • Sharon of Sharonblog 18 of 27
    Sharon of Sharonblog
    Sharon got a great shot here... so whistful! I'm sure a cannon ball came shortly after, though.
  • Stefanie of Ooph 19 of 27
    Stefanie of Ooph
    Stefanie is like me; when you've got a cell phone in your pocket, you can't resist taking a snap shot of a beautiful sunset.
  • Sugar of Sugar In The Raw 20 of 27
    Sugar of Sugar In The Raw
    Sugar showcases here one of the things that amazes me about photos with my iPhone: the colors! W.
  • Tracey of Sweetney 21 of 27
    Tracey of Sweetney
    Tracey is another blogger that is really exploring photography on the iPhone. Love this shot of her cute boyfriend.
  • Teresa of Socialpreneurs 22 of 27
    Teresa of Socialpreneurs
    Teresa is another sunset photographer. Lovely!
  • Tina of Life Without Pink 23 of 27
    Tina of Life Without Pink
    Tina has the right idea: now she can have these flowers forever!
  • Tonya of Tonya Staab 24 of 27
    Tonya of Tonya Staab
    Tonya got this adorable shot of her kiddo watching the koi.
  • Cecily of Uppercase Woman 25 of 27
    Cecily of Uppercase Woman
    My main camera these days is my iPhone. Here's my kid playing with her fake classes before ballet class. Isn't she lovely?
  • Vera of Lady and the Blog 26 of 27
    Vera of Lady and the Blog
    Vera! Damn it. Now I'm hungry.
  • Vikki of Up Popped A Fox 27 of 27
    Vikki of Up Popped A Fox
    Vikki is another one making winter look lovely. I hate winter, but I kind of want to walk in that field. Or on that lake. Whatever it is.

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