I used to work as a photographer. I always had lots of sessions to edit, so taking pictures of my kids felt like extra work. I disliked posting any pictures that I hadn’t tweaked the white balance, at minimum, if not fully edited.
With time, I’ve let go. I take pictures when I feel like it and I post them with no editing. Even if I know I COULD make them look better. I am less in practice, but still stubborn and shooting manual, so sometimes I’m just off. But I’m not striving for perfection, I’m striving for capturing moments.
I’m a mom with a camera again. Taking pictures of my goofy girls and their friends for fun. Uploading them in 20 minutes or less. And it feels good.