Saturday, July 28, 2012

Snippets + Snapshots | July 2012

Apparently this is the time of year that I decide to introduce new content to my blog!  It was around this time last year that I decided to make some changes to the blog and start adding more personal content.  It was also around this time last year when I decided to begin my self-portrait series.

Since then, I have been searching for another monthly feature to add to the blog but I kept drawing a huge blank.  The problem was that I needed to find something that I was interested in doing on a repeat basis to keep me motivated to do it each month.  I also needed to find something that would be easy to incorporate photos because this is a photography blog after all.

The answer came in the form of my recent Birthday Bucket List item where I took a photo a day for 30 days.  The exercise of taking those photos was really good for me, and got me back into taking more photos of my personal life!  It also made me realize that not every photo I take has to be a masterpiece.  The important thing is to capture the moments happening in my life while they are happening and preserve the memories for tomorrow.

In the past I've always shied away using my camera on my phone to take photos because the image quality isn't all that hot and I tended to make prints of most of my photos.  I didn't want all of my photos to be blurry, grainy cell phone camera images, so I opted to use a "real" camera.  These days the quality of cell phone cameras has significantly improved and the number of photos I actually turn into prints has significantly decreased.  Plus it's hard to dispute the convenience of always having a camera in hand on my phone.  All of these things add up to me deciding that it's about high time I jump on the bandwagon and start capturing my daily life with my iPhone.

I know that I will never have prints made from the images I capture with my phone, and will continue to use a "real" camera for the big, important life events.  So, I decided that the perfect thing to do with my iPhone photos is to upload them using Instagram, and create a collage to share on the blog every month.

So, I give to you Snippets + Snapshots from the past month...

love note from the hubby | puppy love | celebrating Kevin making law review | adorable little twins | sunset gorgeousness | Lexi craziness |  free cookie goodness | dating advice from a baby | monopoly marathon | puppy cuteness overload | date night at the movies | lunch date | gorgeous drive home view | allergies, allergies, and more allergies | Batman movie marathon | haboob | first ulta experience | gorgeous sunset | winning at bowling :) | spoiled by the hubby | bird in flight | more sunset goodness | saying goodbye to the old rental

If you want to see all of my Instagram photos, you can check them out online here or search for me on the app - my user name is michelewhitacre!

Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

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