First, I need to clarify that this is not an anti-selfie post. I actually love selfies. If my hair looks awesome and I'm blemish free at the same time, you can bet that crap's going on Instagram. Hashtag flawless. No selfie hatin' over here. But. Those are not the photos I will line my stairways with.
I have a lot of friends that ask me how I take so many family photos and if I hire a photographer to follow me around all the time. (LOL who has this kind of money? If I did I might think about it;) I honestly just love collecting memories. I try to collect as many as I can. I was browsing Pinterest the other day and I stumbled upon the best quote: "We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone." And that explains it all.
Three years ago I invested in a DSLR camera and tripod. I learned the inside and the outside of my camera and I started collecting memories. And you know what? I've gotten some pretty amazing return tickets.
Anytime I can avoid an arm fully extended, can't see the background at all selfie, I will. I will lug that tripod with me on as many vacations as I can fit in. I will set the self timer and run like mad to meet my family on the other side. Because these are the photos that make the frames. These are the memories