Happy Mama!

Ladies, I cannot tell you how excited I am to have Mallorie on board today.  She is not only my blog friend, but my real friend.  I have read her blog for forever it seems like and remember being so excited when she got married and then just anxiously awaiting her sweet little girl's arrival.  So thank you Mallorie, thank you!

Hi y’all! My name is Mallorie and I am the author of Happy Home. I am a graduate of Baylor University {Sic’em!}, wife to my amazing hubby, and mommy to our darling eight month old daughter Emma Claire. I am also a fur-momma to Dixie and Gracie. Right now I’m staying at home with Emma Claire but in the future I plan on going back to teaching.

Here’s the most recent picture of our little family. This was taken on the day that we bought our first home {obviously} ha!
As I tried to think of things to write in my guest post I literally drew a gigantic blank. Have I ever guest posted before? No. Do I have endless blog topics in mind? No. And then it hit me. I didn’t know what to write about in my guest post because I basically talk about one thing on my blog. Emma Claire. And then it hit me. I’ve turned into a full force “Mommy Blogger”. Wow. Now I don’t see the title of Mommy Blogger as a negative thing and never have. I just never thought I would become one, I’m not sure why I thought that, but I did.
So there you have it, I’m a mommy blogger without anything to guest post about. Or so I thought. If you have ever read my blog then you know I never have a shortage of pictures of Emma Claire. In fact I probably take TOO MANY pictures. I get asked all the time how I take so many pictures. So today I’m going to share with you exactly HOW I make sure that Emma Claire’s little babyhood is well documented!
1.       Keep your camera handy.
I keep my “big” camera {aka my Digital SLR} in our end table. That way I can grab  it whenever something is going on. Or when she is just being extra cute, which is…all the time!
2.       Keep your phone handy.
I think it goes without saying in this day and age that most of us have great cameras on our phones. I have captured many great moments on my phone.
3.       Don’t take just one picture.
I’ve already established that I take lots of pictures but I didn’t specify…I take at least 10-15 pictures each time I am documenting something. That way one of them is guaranteed to turn out. If I just took one or two then I might not get exactly what I’m looking for. If it’s a “big” event, monthly pictures, milestone, photoshoot, etc…I can take anywhere between 200-700 pictures.
1.       Make taking pictures part of your daily life.
I take pictures every day. I think by doing this it becomes more of a habit.
2.       Don’t be afraid to ask someone to take YOUR picture.
I’m guilty of not following this rule very often. There are TONS of pictures of the hubs with Emma Claire because I’m constantly taking them. If I want to be in a picture I {usually} have to ask for it to be taken. It doesn’t bother me, I’m the photographer in the family so I just have to make it a priority to be IN the pictures!
So there you have it. My little tips and tricks for baby documentation. But seriously, you can apply these tips/tricks to anything. Trust me, before Emma Claire came along my dogs were the most photographed dogs on the planet ;-) Thanks for having me, Kayla!


  1. YAY! :-) So excited that I got to do my FIRST ever guest post for you!


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