My favorite photo from our wedding isn’t one that the professional photographer took.  It is a 4×6 snapshot I have in a frame on my desk, taken by a close friend of ours at our reception.  It isn’t anything fancy, no formal pose, just Scott and I, grinning from ear to ear and glancing around at the camera.  A true capture of the moment.

My favorite photos all seem to be that way – ones that were caught off the cuff, in a moment, the blink of an eye so to speak.  My kids walking down a beach on our vacation.  Another one at my parents’ house where the boys were deeply engaged in a conversation over whose turn it was to ride the big wheel.  The picture of my niece and nephew running through my backyard.

Next time you wonder if it is really necessary to take your camera with you, do it.  If you don’t, you might miss out on the picture of a lifetime.