Part of the reason I started to take my photography more seriously was so that I could take better pictures of my daughter and not have to pay for it. I, once again, envisioned something that I thought was going to happen and did not happen. I thought I would be able to get these beautiful portraits of my daughter and she would smile when I asked her too. Looking back at it, once again, I laugh at myself. Very rarely, she actually cared I had a camera in my hands and that I wanted her to look at it. Luckily, I realized that I did not always have to have my daughter looking at the camera. The picture still told a story and documented the beauty of everyday life whether or not I could see her face. Here are some examples of how you can capture your family’s life. Each one of these brings me joy.