why don’t you take pictures anymore?

Why don’t you take real pictures anymore?

I hear this question a lot, and I wanted to take a minute to address it.

My camera is sick. I dropped it on our concrete driveway about 3 years ago … I sent it to Canon and had it repaired, and it worked great for a while but now has some soft focusing issues. I find myself using my phone for everything. And while I still LOVE photography and want to be a part of EVERYTHING going on right now [including my friend Erika’s amazing photography course], I am just really frustrated and sad about my camera.

Since we close on our new house in 26 days [!!!!!!], I can’t buy another one right now, but I’m hoping to maybe have enough left over after everything to talk Ken into letting me replace it.


The following pictures are ones I took of Emma the afternoon of her seizure … I’ve just now gotten around to opening and editing them.






I can’t believe it’s been over a month.

I’m going to try to pick up my camera more often, especially since we are only going to be in this house for a few more weeks … the house we’ve called home for almost 7 years as a family.

8 Comment

  1. Becca says:

    I love your pictures and you :-)

  2. Jess says:

    oh, I didn’t know that about your camera :( I am so sorry that its broken :( I cracked the LCD screen on my Canon 50D… just days after I bought it. I still haven’t fixed it.

    You are awesome with your iphone camera. :)

  3. Melissa says:

    Sending big hugs to you.

  4. Robin Troxell says:

    I’m in awe of what you can do w/an iphone! Would love for you to get a new real camera tho. I would love to upgrade my canon (currently rebel xs) but not sure if I will make that leap or just get a new rebel. I really need more iso! thinking about a used one from adorama.

  5. Kathy says:

    I’m glad you have your phone still! <3 Love you!

  6. I hope you can talk Ken into it. I am pretty sure you will be able to. I just have a feeling. I am excited about your new house because I know how excited you are. I am so bad at changes. I think it is good that your kids are so little. It won’t be quite so hard for them to adjust, at least I think. I would like to go and live over on my parents farm but Kaishon would positively DIE if we moved from his friends and our neighborhood. I love living close to other families. When I was growing up we lived on a street with at least an acre between each house. We had one kid on our street named Mike. He was my sister’s age but my brother’s friend. I always wanted neighbor kids. I am so glad Kaish has that. We also have an ice cream truck. When I was little I seriously thought an ice cream truck would be the coolest thing in the world. And now we have one. I practically have to force Kaishon to get ice cream though. He never wants any. Thank goodness for the other neighborhood kids.

    I am thinking of you and your big move. Sending love. Love, Chatty Becky

  7. Debra says:

    Keli – I remember the day you dropped your camera in the driveway. :( Sorry it’s still not right. There’s nothing wrong with phone photos; especially *your* phone photos.

    Love these photos of Emma. You somehow catch the spirit of each your children in your photos.

    I just discovered Erika through CM. I love her take on life. Wish I’d been able to sign up for her course too.

    <3 Debra

  8. Amanda says:

    These are gorgeous pictures! I love the little pillow case dresses. Did you make those yourself? I made some for my daughters last summer, and after looking at your pictures, I think I might just have to make some more this year :-)

    And good luck with your camera. Mine is always attached to my hip, and I would be so sad if something ever happened to it. Although with three little ones, a dog, and a cat, perhaps I should say WHEN something happens to it.

    Found you from Babywearing Blogger. Glad I did :-)

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