Alternative title for this post could have been "Scrap the imperfect photos". I love beautiful photos. I am always learning new things about my camera and love trying to get that perfect shot.
Sometimes though, a moment provides an imperfect photo. Maybe it's grainy or maybe it's blurry. Maybe you think you shouldn't include it because it's not a great photo. Sometimes though even an imperfect photo is better than no photo at all. This week I have two photos that are blurry and two that are grainy because they were taken with my iphone in a dim room. I couldn't imagine not having those photos in our album though. They all document special moments in our week or are great photos, even with their imperfections.
The top right photo of Derek and Andy is blurry as Andy's hands were moving. I love the photo though because it documents a time they spend alone together and I love that Derek sends me photos while I'm at work. The bottom right photo is our friends kissing during their first dance at their wedding. It's a dark, grainy iphone photo that I edited the best I could, but it's a great moment, so I wanted to include it. Also, that cake was the best wedding cake I have ever had and it was gluten free too, so it definitely had to be documented.
I know this might seem like an odd sentiment, but Derek and I tell each other we are 'the worst' as a sort of term of endearment.
In the bottom right photo, Andy's hands are blurry again as he is an active toddler. The photo is of him sweetly singing songs before bed. That night, we sang the sesame street theme and '1,2,3,4' by Feist over and over. Andy looks so happy and I really wanted to see that sweet photo in our album.
With the exception of one gold puffy heart sticker, I made this entire spread using leftovers from the Studio Calico Planetarium kit and add-ons. I really, really loved that kit!
I know it goes against everything that feels natural about scrapbooking, but I strongly encourage you to include some imperfect photos in your next spread if the memory behind the photo is important enough that you document it.