There has been a quote circulating the internet recently about how we only get 18 summers with our children and that we need to make the most out of them. Savour every moment and enjoy it all. I’m not entirely sure I agree with the idea of loving every single second. I don’t care to cherish the full scale meltdowns, cheeky back chat and sleepless nights. I also like to think that my children will still spend time with me after the age of 18, and that once they have their own babies we will enjoy even more summers full of ice creams, sandy toes, sun cream, smiles and tantrums.
I do agree though that time is fleeting and that each stage of my children’s lives seems to move faster than I care for. That was one of the main reasons I began blogging and using Instagram. It’s become a diary of our daily lives together. Photos don’t show the whole tale, but they allow you to hang on to a brief moment in time for a little longer. Having a camera like the new Panasonic Mirrorless 12-60mm Lens Camera is perhaps key to capturing some of these moments. I’m not sure about anyone else but my boys move at lightening speed and I really need something with a focus that’s as fast as they are.
Lots of the special features on this camera are pitched to making it perfect for wildlife photography. Personally, I feel the same features make it an ideal camera for a family photographer or ‘ Mummy blogger’ like myself. It’s lightweight, splash proof, world’s fastest AF (0.04 seconds!) and a super fast burst shot! Yes those things will be great for photographing a macaque monkey in the rainforest, but they will also help you get a cracking shot of your own little monkeys at the beach or splashing in puddles. It’s currently top of my wish list!
What other must haves do you rate for capturing special moments with your little ones? I’d love to know!