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    Default Why is it so hard to take shots of your own kids??!!

    I took nearly 200 pics tonight, and only got a small handful of decent ones, and none that I'm in LOVE with. I HATE shooting my own kids...I'd rather clean the toilet!

    Here's a quick share...





    Hmm...skintones looking a little gray here...gonna have to redo this one.


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    They are very sweet though. You probably just remember the frustration of taking them when you look at them now. One day you might look at them and feel differently. I totally know how you feel though! It's SO hard!

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    They are SO cute!

    I SO know what you mean! They are my only subjects and I get SO discouraged sometimes. As much as I look at my pics and can pick out TONS of flaws, I know that I am ending up with TONS of pictures of my sweet babies. And while they may not be perfect pictures that I would want framed or on canvas, I am capturing memories and the way they are today, because tomorrow always comes WAY too quickly.
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    I agree, I think these are great! I struggle with Randy- he looks about the same age as your youngest. It's the age. I am never 100% satisfied with his pics.

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    For what it's worth, what you did get were fantastic

    I agree, that the frustration is there now, but when you look back on them in a year or two, all that you will see are the perfect memories of your kids. I get sooooo frustrated too when neither of my kids will even glance toward the camera (especially since they are my only subjects). Maybe some day they'll want to look at us, right? hahaha!
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    I STRUGGLE with photographing my own kids, but you got some killer shots there!!!!
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    these shots are just great! i also struggle to get good photos of my own kids. Especially my son. He is 2 and every time I take out my camera he turns the other way. It's very frustrating but I do love all the photos I take regardless.
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    Don't be so hard on yourself, these are great! I like your black and whites.

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    I think they're fab, too!

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