My Mom Fail | Reno Family Photographer | Kristi Gayton Photography

You would think that as a professional photographer I would constantly have my camera with me and be chasing my littles around capturing every little minute of their delicious childhood. Unfortunately, this is not my reality. When I'm not working I'm just trying to make sure we aren't running late to everything and that they both have shoes on when we get out the door. I DO capture quite a bit of my kiddos with my cell phone and turn those images into Chat books... which I love by the way but you'd think since I have a big girl camera I would be getting it out more! Sure, I did okay on our Disneyland trip and documented something for each of their birthdays but surely I can do better than that... I think. I mean- I am going to try. So, in order to hold myself accountable I thought I would share some of the photos I have taken so far this year and make it my goal to take more as the year moves forward. This challenge is just about capturing those magical little moments that make childhood so special without worrying about posing, the perfect light, or any of the technical stuff that would make it feel like work. I encourage you to join me. . . Let's try and capture at lease one image per week for the rest of the year that really captures the joy of childhood and our day to day lives. 

 Esme ice skating with Daddy! She had so much fun but the skates were WAY too big so she needed lots of help :) 

Esme ice skating with Daddy! She had so much fun but the skates were WAY too big so she needed lots of help :) 

 Esme setting up her barbies to "watch a meteor shower." 

Esme setting up her barbies to "watch a meteor shower." 

 The kids showing off their soccer moves at The Reno Sports Dome. We loved this little soccer program! This is what I mean about taking pictures regardless of technical perfection. Definitely not ideal lighting here but that's not what matters... look at their happy little faces! 

The kids showing off their soccer moves at The Reno Sports Dome. We loved this little soccer program! This is what I mean about taking pictures regardless of technical perfection. Definitely not ideal lighting here but that's not what matters... look at their happy little faces! 

 Barnes and Noble date with Esme to choose a new book. She picked a "Pinkalicious" story collection. Her favorite! 

Barnes and Noble date with Esme to choose a new book. She picked a "Pinkalicious" story collection. Her favorite! 

 Just sipping her hot chocolate and browsing... 

Just sipping her hot chocolate and browsing... 

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 Love that dirty little face! Her sweater is from Sew Twich a local momma who sews adorable kids clothes. Love them all ! 

Love that dirty little face! Her sweater is from Sew Twich a local momma who sews adorable kids clothes. Love them all ! 

 Snow fun... These are some of the few moments I can get pictures of Declan. He's not a sit in front of the camera kind of kid. 

Snow fun... These are some of the few moments I can get pictures of Declan. He's not a sit in front of the camera kind of kid. 

 Momma's girl fell asleep on the couch in my studio while I was editing one night. 

Momma's girl fell asleep on the couch in my studio while I was editing one night. 

 UNO... Declan loves playing games and this is one of his favorites. 

UNO... Declan loves playing games and this is one of his favorites. 

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 Sweet Charlie 

Sweet Charlie 

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