My husband got me my first DSLR camera for Christmas a couple years ago when Andrew was around 4 months old. I couldn’t think of anything more special than being able to capture memories of my family! As much as I love my camera–and I use it all the time– I still find myself taking thousands of cell phone photos also. It’s so quick and easy to capture something unexpected right away without having to take my camera out of the bag. I’ve really enjoyed using Instagram as well so that I can share my special moments with friends and family and see theirs as well. I am excited to help out with the launch of something really cool called the Albums that was started by a husband and wife team (like us!). It’s very cool and I know you’ll love using it as well!
I’m sure that most people can relate to the business and craziness that life sometimes is. Between work, kids, and personal obligations, it’s sometimes hard to just relax. I know from experience how quickly a to-do list can grow. But it’s so important to take time each day to live in the moment. It’s important to capture little moments that happen naturally. I often find myself looking back at old photos in complete amazement at how quickly our boys are growing and I’m so glad that I was able to capture so many little and big moments with them forever.
I’ve created a unique hasthtag #taketimetoday for you to earn free months of the Albums because I think everyone should take time each day to live in the moment and also be able to share special moments with their family. The instructions are listed below, so I look forward to instragramming with all of you and seeing all the special moments we can create as a community!
The instaprompt themes are a GREAT way to come up with creative ideas for a variety of fun photos. I always love an instagram photo challenge, and it’s even more fun to know we can all earn something special from this to share with loved ones, like grandparents, who may not have smartphones but still would love to see all of the special photos.
Guest Blog post from Sarah at The Albums:
Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I’m so grateful to get to invite you join in #instaprompt with The Albums!
The Albums is something my husband, Andrew, and I dreamed up when we realized that the online space we wanted to use to capture our favorite moments and share them with our families didn’t seem to be out there. We wanted something that was easy to use and that felt personal – a place just to share with our closest friends and family. But most of all, we wanted to build something lasting so that five, ten, fifteen years from now we can easily gather around it with our kids and remember the amazing moments we’ve had together… something that could capture the feeling of looking through those old photo albums at our parents’ houses. Now, with The Albums, we have the place we were looking for and we hope you’ll enjoy it too!
We’ve recently kicked off our Instagram account and to do it, we’re throwing a party that we hope you’ll join in! Each day we post a photo prompt with the hashtag #instaprompt. So far we’ve done prompts like “a tiny victory” and “today’s priority” and “spontaneity”. It’s been really fun and a great reminder in the middle of a normal busy day to take a deep breath and remember how much we have to be thankful for!
The best part is that as you join in, you’ll be earning free months and even years at The Albums!
1) Follow @thealbumsco on Instagram
2) Look for our daily #instaprompt post
3) Use the prompt as inspiration for a photo and then post the photo using BOTH these hashtags: #instaprompt and #taketimetoday (#taketimetoday is how we’ll know you’re with Lindsay!)
For each 20 photos that you, as a community, post using #instaprompt and #taketimetoday you’ll each earn a free month at The Albums!