Picture Perfect

posted by Momo Fali on June 23, 2012

It all started when I walked into my daughter’s room after midnight, on a school night, and found her looking out of her window. Our conversation went something like this:

“What the heck are you doing?”

“Sorry, Mom! I can’t sleep, so I’m taking pictures of the lightning.”

“GO TO SLEEP! You can’t get any good pictures THROUGH YOUR WINDOW SCREEN!”

I was wrong.

The next day, when she showed me the images she captured, I saw that she had taken this a few days prior.

I have a DSLR and don’t take pictures that well. I mean, you want your kids to be good at stuff, but they’re not supposed to be better than you. She’s showing me up with a point and shoot!

This sealed the deal on me needing to take a photo class. I have long said that I would love to have two other blogs….hold on, while I use these smelling salts on my husband…one for design and one for food, but my pictures aren’t even close to where they would need to be for those kind of websites.

But, my daughter is showing me that maybe I should forget the bells and whistles and just take the picture already. Using a point and shoot isn’t stopping her from capturing some great moments.

Proof? When I went to pull these two photos off her flash drive, I found this picture of Blue that my daughter took the day before we put her down.

Oh, forget it. I can’t compete with that.


  • Angie

    She should do a photo blog!! Those pics are great! (I’m a little jealous πŸ™‚
    OH! and if you ever sign up for that class, let me know, I’ll go with you.!

  • Caroline

    Sounds like you have a talented little photographer on your hands!

  • Elisa Camahort Page

    Oh, you totally got me with that last picture, brought a tear to my eye. Reminded me of Todd & Diane’s presentation at Blogher Food.

  • Melisa

    Oh wow. So good. LOVE the picture of Blue: what a treasure!

    Ali needs a blog called Kidofmomo.

  • Vicki

    Sign me up for photo classes too would ya?

  • Tara R.

    I’ve always been told the perfect camera is the one you have with you. Just be brave in what you do, don’t worry about getting down on the ground, or whether you’ll captured the shot you want… just take pictures. You’ll surprise yourself every time.

    The shot of Blue is perfection.

  • tracey

    I love the pics! And I’ll bet that Blue pic made you cry… πŸ™

  • Missy

    Those pictures are spectacular. I’m partial to the last one, myself. At least she was up late doing something creative!

  • Zak

    She’s got a great eye, please frame the photo of Blue.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Holy crow. Your daughter is an amazing photographer!

  • mare ball

    I took a simple camera class from Southern Photo, and learned so much about simply how to USE my own camera. All the options, the terms. That alone has helped improve my pictures. I recommend it. πŸ™‚

  • Mrs4444

    Even with a great camera, a photographer who can’t really see won’t take a great shot. She sees. Beautiful shots.

    Sorry for your family’s loss. In light of my post tonight, I’m choked up AGAIN.

  • Patty

    Her pictures are amazing…that last one of Blue…most precious than words can say! {hugs}

  • Paula

    Wow! What an eye she has!!! Like the name suggestion for a blog for her. That picture of Blue got me too! More than words can say…

  • Julia @1001tealcranes

    That photo of Blue. Just beautiful. And it made my tear up. And it made me look at my dog. And tear up again.

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