Kida are such a blessing and full of all sorts of entertainment too. At dinner, they end up with food on their clothes, face, hair and hands rather than in their mouths. They make outlandish faces when they are excited or startled. And, we all have that one kid who thinks they are a diva. You know, the ones that pose for every picture like they are going to be on the front cover of Vogue. It is difficult to plan the perfect moment for the impeccable picture. Getting a perfect family photo is almost impossible too. But, if you keep a camera on and the lens open, that moment will show itself when you least expect it. Here are 5 times to snap the perfect impromptu family pic.
- Bath Time
Messy soaked hair and cute bare bottoms two reasons to snap that everlasting picture. They are great for future first date embarrassment too!
Our youngest girl LOVES bath time. She could spend hours in the tub, and a couple times she has stayed in for hours. She plays with her dolls and uses her imagination for rescue missions and galas at the castle. Snapping pictures of her in the tub captures the true essence of her childhood. They’re pictures we could never replicate and we cherish dearly.
- Movie Night
We have a movie night each week at our house. We gather in the den after a pizza or burger dinner and settle in for a flick. Whatever we decide on is chosen by the whole family in a popular vote. Since there are 5 of us girls, Dad and son usually have to watch what the gals decide on. Don’t worry though, we let them win the vote (sometimes lol.) Throughout the movie, the kids gradually begin to migrate towards the same spot. That spot consists of the laps of Mom and Dad and by the end of the movie we are in a snuggle pile. Even the pets inch their way in. It’s the perfect time to snap a picture of all of us together. We are a very close and loving family and that moment shows what family really means and it will never stop, even when things change.
Of course the camera is constantly shuttering during birthdays. Pictures of the kids blowing out candles, opening presents, messily eating cake, and playing games are abundant. But, there is always that one picture that stands out. Our oldest boy just turned 15 in May and instead of a birthday cake he wanted a birthday pizza. Well, we had to oblige for such a unique request. The picture I took of him trying to blow out ALL 15 candles on an extra-large pizza pie is priceless. My favorite part of it was his face when he first saw his cake. He was ecstatic and if here just a wee tyke, might have messed himself. He is getting older though, and looking at that picture reminds me that there is still a kid in there even as he ages.
- Snow Days
Growing up in New Mexico, we actually had a lot of snow days cause we grew up in the mountains. One picture my mother took decades ago, and still has, is of me, my sister, and my brother. We were dressed to the gills in winter clothes (I had so much clothing on that I couldn’t move,) and chicken on our heads. I am sure you are wondering why chickens, but all I can say is there is no explanation as to why they were on our heads. Luckily it got caught on film.
- Christmas Morning (any holiday)
Holidays are a great time to snap tons of photos. Lots of family is gathered and there are all sorts of parties. But, seeing the kids first thing on Christmas morning is beyond compare. Their hair looks like a rat’s nest, their pajamas aske, and sleep is still stuck in their eyes.
There is though, among the mess of the morning, a sparkle of magic in their faces. I like to set up the camera on shelf or tripod and just let it take times pictures. It catches the family on film as pure, excited, and close as we can be. We have gotten some amazing photos on Christmas morning.
There are tons of other occasions that can be full of photo opportunities, these are just a few that are memorable to me and our family. With all the pictures I have taken over the years, or even just the last month, the collection is quite large. The accumulated pictures can be hard to organize and search through. I love to make collages, but unorganized pictures makes it very time consuming to build the right theme for my collage. Thankfully there is a new app called PicJoy that takes all the guess work out of your pictures.
Here are 6 benefits of the PicJoy app that I’m sure will convince you that you need this easier way.
- Easy Search – You can easily find any image despite where it is located on your device. You can also make custom tags to enhance organization of pictures too.
- Annotation – You can write your own “Story” for your photos to help build a theme and to save those particular moments in time forever.
- Automatic Category – The PicJoy app gathers things like dates, weather, seasons, landmarks, etc. to automatically categorize your photos. This makes searching for pics more efficient.
- Connect iCloud – The PicJoy app keeps all your pictures in one place so you can search directly from your mobile device.
- Small app – PicJoy doesn’t take a lot of storage (less than 10MB) and when condensing files, it doesn’t jeopardize the quality of the pictures.
- Privacy – The PicJoy doesn’t save your info; it only stores metadata on its servers. The app scans the pictures and designates tags then deletes the photo collection from everything except your mobile phone.
The PicJoy app is definitely an innovative way to save, organize, categorize, and search for all the photos you take. PicJoy is free to download and is available from iTunes.
With all these advantages and so many different chances for photo ops, we should all be carrying around our camera. So, ready, aim, and capture those memories that are taking place any and every minute of the day! What other events or occasions do you choose to capture those perfect impromptu family photos? Do you have any memorable photos that you can’t explain, but would never change? Share some of your experiences and how PicJoy has made it easier to enjoy those photos! Be sure to head over to Picjoy.co to learn more and download it by visiting iTunes.
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