If you have a thousand and one photos of a newborn baby on your camera, it means one of two things… either you hijacked Anne Geddes’ private stash, or you’re a proud mom. God knows I’m guilty as charged of the latter! In fact, I’m thinking of holding clandestine, top-secret, anonymous meetings on the subject. My name is Jenna and I’m a baby-photoholic. Admittedly, there’s an addictive quality to over-sharing pictures of my child, whether she is sleeping, smiling, sneezing, cooing, crying, yawning, or doing absolutely nothing interesting at all. Somehow, she manages to make belching adorable, so the fun just never ends. And let’s be candid, nothing is really off limits. The other day I managed to catch a photo of my daughter pooping all over my husband. I just couldn’t restrain myself. Think of it like observing a hot dog eating contest… you want to throw up, but not until you see if somebody else does first. It was mildly disgusting, but impossible to pass up. (Rest assured, I didn’t add that picture to the baby album.) Needless to say, with my proclivity for clicking away at every grin and grunt, the remaining memory bank on my hard drive is dwindling faster than you can say “cheese.” When I’m not snapping shots with my mega-badass digital camera with the super-sized lens, I’m Instagramming the masses via my iPhone. This brings me to the point of my blog this week: photography apps**. Just in case I wasn’t already exerting enough time and energy on photographing my daughter, enter my fixation with various applications that can do quirky things such as fitting my child’s head with 80’s rock star hair, or making our faces look like they’ve been run through an Etch-A-Sketch pad. Since misery loves company, I figure the least I can do is help you to share in my photo-altering obsession… Join my club.
I hope the above apps have inspired you, and awakened your inner photographer. I bid you luck, and many laughs, as you endeavor to capture the best moments of your child’s life!
Until next time… Peace, Love, & Dirty Diapers,
Jenna von Oy
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(**As a side note, my apologies to those of you who use something other than an iPhone. Since that’s what I have, those are the apps I’m familiar with. I realize they may not be compatible with other phones or devices… Please also know that I wasn’t paid to promote any of these. I stumbled upon them on my own, and thought you might enjoy them as I did!)