MomForce Podcast Episode 13: Take a Picture. It'll Last Longer.

on August 13, 2019

Welcome to the MomForce Podcast! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7, entrepreneur and co-founder of Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom. Along with her 4 sisters, they’ll get into the nitty-gritty of real life parenting together, bringing you some tried and true tips and tricks to help make mom-life a little easier. And check out the #momforce by Chatbooks Facebook page.

Episode 13: Take a Picture - It'll Last Longer!

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Long gone are the days of being bound by 24 exposure rolls of film (36 if you splurged). We aren’t lugging around giant SLRs as often anymore, and there simple alternatives if you just can’t find the time to catch up on your scrapbooks. But despite technology improving so drastically (and making things SO much more convenient) we still aren’t always capturing the moments we’ll treasure when we look back at photos.

In the first part of this two episode podcast, Vanessa and her sister, Erika, chat about their tricks for taking the photos they’re going to love forever. It’s not always the perfectly posed kids in coordinating outfits that they look back on with the greatest sense of fondness. Sometimes it’s the real life moments; the piles of tiny shoes left by the back door, the child’s name written in crayon (even when it’s across the furniture), the stubbornness of a pre-teen not thrilled about having their photo taken, or the change of background that would have otherwise gone unnoticed that sparks the happiest memories. 

In the podcast episode, Vanessa describes this picture of her daughter, Laken. Nate took this picture as she was hustling out of the car and it made him realize how truly grateful her was for the small moments in his life.

Photographing life’s everyday events can make us more mindful of what’s happening in that time, sparking a feeling of gratitude that may have otherwise escaped us. In the trenches of motherhood it’s easy to overlook the magic of the moment. Looking back on a photo allows you to see the greatness. As a rule of thumb, if it makes you smile, snap a photo of it!

Click HERE to print our Photo Inspiration List.

Check out our team member Wayne Dahlberg's viral tweet HERE:

FatMumSlim's "Photo A Day" challenge HERE: She has a list for every month! It will help get your creative photographic juices flowing.

"6 Tips for Better iPhone Photos" HERE: Simple tips and tricks to taking great photos on your phone.

Watch our Real Mom video about getting in the photo! Click HERE: We promise you will get a good laugh!