Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hoard Drive

Promise you won't judge me? Promise? Okay. This morning I told Poppy that if she let me snap a few quick photos, I would give her two M&M's. She agreed. I took my pictures. She had two or six M&M's on the way to school. We were both happy. No harm, no foul, right? Good. Here's my issue...I have a really hard time deleting photos unless they are really terrible. Or of me:) For example:


This one is underexposed and not sharp enough, but I think it's a sweet picture of big sister reading to little sister. I can't bear to delete it:




I can't delete this because I just love the pained expression on her face. I know there will be one taken just like this when she is thirteen and we are on family vacation- it'll be so nice to compare won't it?: 




This one I really like. No tough decision here. I love the big bright blue eyed expression:




This isn't my favorite composition, but again, love the expression and her little head in her hands. It's another keeper:




This one is obviously over-exposed, but I can't delete it because every time I look at it in the future, I will be taken right back to when Poppy was 3 and 1/2 years old:)




Not the best expression (I can see the annoyance if you can't), but the hands and the chin. Just can't delete it:




This one isn't going anywhere. It's my favorite of all of them:




Love the childish eye-pulling. It's staying:




Love the pursed lips. Staying:




Thought about deleting it but it is so representative of this anti-pose-for-picture stage. I have many like this but it's still a keeper:




Outside now. This was just a test shot but I love the focus on her little hand and the eyelashes:





Large head, little neck and shoulders, hair pulled back, silliness. Staying:




SO Poppy:




And the reason I grabbed my camera to begin with:




So just imagine about this many pictures a day x 2 (can't forget about Chloe) x 365 x 18 or if I have my way 35. Something's got to give. What is a mom to do? I can't be the only one with this dilemma!


7 comments:

Stephanie said...

What is this "deleting" you speak of?

Never heard of it.

;)

(LOVE the polka dots and her matching hair clip. that would have sent me for my camera, too)

Stephanie said...

okay, I just saw this on my bloglines and GOT it. HOARD drive...hehe. Earlier I was like wha the??? I mean, I got the hoarding part but didn't put it together with the drive part.

duh.

you=clever ;)

Donna Boucher said...

I wouldn't delete any of them either!
You are getting better and better every day!

Yay for Poppy letting you take pictures :o)

Keep it quick and give her a big thank you hug....
she may turn into a Katie after all :o)

I think you are just getting too good...and all your pictures are keepers :o)

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VW said...

Cutie pie. :)