When the doorbell rang for our photo shoot with Kandid.ly, I truly had no idea what to expect. I am not really a “candid” person. I thrive on plans, organization, and structure. Not to say there aren’t many candid moments in my life; I just do not plan a photo shoot around them. Kati**, our photographer, though was super laid back and gave us the “green light” to just carry on as “usual.” Now I put that in quotes because no five year old can completely ignore that there is someone with a camera there and she definitely at times was “hamming it up.”
What I got back was glimpses into Our Life.
Our life of joy, our life of learning, our life of love.
What I got back were moments, captured forever of a childhood that quickly passes. I got a reminder to remember to pause on all the ordinary days when there is no photographer at my home and enjoy these small moments. Capturing those moments in my heart.
Kandid.ly is an amazing service that looks to pair local photographers with families in the area in an effort to help them capture life’s moments while enjoying them too. Their website is easy to navigate and a great way to connect with affordable photography services designed to give you memories of your life, both big and small. Birthday parties, a trip to a local farmer’s market, a picnic in the park or as this series highlights… even documenting life at it’s most basic. Kandid.ly gives you quality prints and a professional experience at a price that will keep you coming back for more.
Our mission is simple: We want people to rethink photography. In this uber-connected Age of the Smartphone, life is passing by us, as we desperately struggle to capture it, one filtered selfie at a time. While this new technology certainly has its place (yes! we have an instagram, like everyone else), it perpetuates a modern myth: that we can capture the moment and be in it, too. Now–at a price point that makes sense–Kandidly empowers local photographers to connect with you for those little moments that matter a lot. With family and friends living miles away, you can now proudly share yout authentic moments captured in candids.With Kandidly, you’ll have memories that last, and creative photography that will help you relive the moments as you remember them: in front of the lens, not behind it.
** Special thank you to Kati Best, photographer, for her talent and time.