I first met Delynn ten years ago. I don’t know if she remembers this, but she was sitting on the floor tying her shoe waiting for a friend. I was in a new city at my new job as a youth worker. She was a senior in high school at the time and she was the first youth I met. Her warm smile instantly comforted my anxiousness. We lost touch for a while, but later reconnected when we ran into each other in Seattle a few years ago. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when she asked me to photograph her wedding. Ok, and I felt old. 😉
This months Clickin’ Moms challenge was all about mobile phone photography. I may have cheated the actual challenge by not setting out to take an amazing picture with my phone in the month of July. I thought I’d put together a collection of photos from when I really started taking pictures with my phone. I have a love hate relationship with mobile phone photography. It’s so convenient, yet as a photographer it keeps me from dragging around my actual DSLR and taking that opportunity to continue to learn and grow. Sometimes I can’t just enjoy a moment, I have to be capturing it with my phone and then I spend time adding filters and fun text, again taking away from just being in the moment. But I love it at the same time. I can snap a picture of a room in my home and text it to a friend to ask them for decorating advice. I can show my husband all the crazy things my kids got into that day. I can stitch together a series of pictures. My phone has captured birthdays, friends, silly moments, frustrating ones, questions, food and drinks. Putting this collection together has been fun for me to see how my style and technology have advanced over the last few years. To see more from out circle of photographers check out LaShawn’s view of life through her cellphone.
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