What is the Best Camera?!
Simply put-- The best camera you can have is the one you're holding in your hand. I remember back in the mid-2000s when point-and-shoot digital cameras were so easy to access. While they weren't cheap, they were exactly what memory makers were looking for at the time to help create memories! I remember my Canon SD990. It was a stellar point-and-shoot, and was taken to many karaoke events, wedding receptions, and backyard BBQs to name a few.
Before the dawn of point-and-shoot cameras, there was disposable film cameras, and easy load small bodied 35mm cameras. I remember being a young girl, arranging my stuffed animals just-so and grabbing my 35mm backloaded camera to create images that mattered to me at the time. Those photos are safe with my mom, and are important to me for different reasons these days. Make the picture.
These days, you have a camera in your hand or on your person at almost all times. Funny moment, make the picture. Milestone moment, make the picture. These days, it's incredibly rare to be away from a camera.
The Images above...
Cannot be replaced. They are without a doubt the most important types of photos you can take. These were taken nearly 5 years ago. These babies aren't babies anymore, and they never will be again. The gorgeous black and tan senior pup has since passed away, but that moment it captured forever.
It is true that a lot of moms (myself included) aren't in a lot of self-taken photos. Sad... but true. While this is true, hiring a professional photographer is the gift that keeps on giving. Printing photos to make BEAUTIFUL art on your walls... there is just no greater gift to you and your family.
Why am I saying all of this? Honestly, it's a reminder to myself of why I do what I do. I make pictures every day of my family and really mundane moments that I will never get back. It's a reminder to you to use the tools we are blessed with to freeze time, and look back with fondness on the love and laughter our future is built on. When you aren't able to make the photo yourself, using a professional photographer is the best way to go. Printable photos, capturing life as it happens... it is literally priceless. What a gift to leave your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren... what a time we live in.
In summery-- Take the picture, and hire someone to take yours. The only thing you will regret is if you don't.