Photography is not what it used to be.
When I was a kid I used to snap the heck out of my little point and shoot camera. I would print photos monthly and document my family, friends and favorite moments. I have book cases full of photo albums with printed photos through the first 20 years of my life.
But then…things changed.
Photos turned into blog posts, blog posts turned into Facebook photos and now we live life through Instagram. I print photos maybe twice a year now…and they are usually just to send out to my family.
I’ve noticed that when I try to do an organized photo shoot with my children, they turn into little monsters and won’t sit still or smile no matter what I bribe them with.
However when my friend Dave comes over…even if he’s planning to shoot them, he distracts the boys enough to snap the most beautiful, natural shots.
Dave Robbins is a lifestyle photographer who captures people and moments when they are least expecting it.
We most recently worked with Dave on this shoot of Harlow & Luke romping around Eastern Long Island decked in outfits from Janie and Jack. A day in the life…of Harlow & Luke.
If you’re looking to capture a day in the life of your child, children or anyone really, I highly recommend Dave. You can check out his new lifestyle blog here.
All photos above were taken by Dave Robbins Photography.
To read more on Harlow & Luke click on over to Mommy Shorts.
On Easter morning, there was nothing better than waking up and finding an entire basket filled with sweets awaiting me in the living room. Cadbury eggs, Reese’s Pieces and Peeps were staples in my basket year after year. From a candy perspective, it was almost as good as Halloween. Now that I am a mom to a toddler, I’m not keen on giving in to the power of candy just yet. She already knows (and loves) cupcakes and cookies, so I would like to keep chocolate bars a secret for a little while longer. On the other hand, I don’t want to be a totally lame mom and give her a basket of fruits and veggies so I came up with these easy Goldfish carrots, which is a slightly healthier yet very adorable alternative.
* Piping bags
* Goldfish crackers or any healthy orange snack
* Roll of green crepe streamers
* Roll of green washi tape
STEP BY STEP
* Fill piping bags about 3/4 way up with Goldfish crackers
* Cut 2-3″ sections of crepe streamers and stack on top of one another. Cut the stack into thirds lengthwise – these will be the carrot tops
* Cut 2-3″ pieces of washi tape
* Twist the top of each bag and add 4-5 pieces of crepe streamer paper, fanned out
* Wrap the washi tape around the twisted bag and crepe paper to seal