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Ahh…. Pinterest. We have a very love you or leave you type of relationship. Pinterest is a social visual idea sharing website. It is an amazing global site where ideas, tips, quotes, photos and great products are shared by normal everyday people. I jumped into Pinterest a little late in the game. The nice thing about that was I had facebook friends on the site already so I didn’t have to delve too deep to find people I could follow. I know that many people can easily spend a morning drinking tea of coffee browsing, sipping, relaxing while being inspired to fix up, decorate, or run to the super market to try out a new cool recipe that someone has “pinned”.
I have to admit, when I first joined, I absolutely hated it. I am one of those disorganized mommies with really good intentions. Soon I filled up my “board” with all of these cool craft ideas I was going to do with my kids. Well, sometimes passed and I ended up just feeling terrible and frustrated that we only tried one or two things and they turned out terrible! Soon after that I came across Pintrosity. This site was so much fun. It’s a blog where people have submitted, usually with photos, their own pinterest failings. I felt at peace knowing that there were others like me who fingers were not Martha Stewarts.
Seriously though, Pinterest has some amazing visuals, especially if you enjoy photography, or even if your a mommy trying to get excited about the yearly family portrait. For example, pretend for a moment that I am not a family photographer, but a mom, looking for some cool clothing colour inspiration for my yearly portrait, I do a quick search on Pinterest and voila I get THIS. The nicer part of searching this way is that if I click in and see what boards the images I like are part of, it’s easy to find like minded people with similar style and the search becomes way more customized. The downside is when someone finds an image of a newborn in a teacup and wants their two month old baby in a teacup as well. That parts tough.
I can easily lay in bed with a cup of coffee and my cats and pour through images of newborns, families and maternity portraits and gather what I can do to figure out what I want to do next and be inspired to create images that are even better. I love to see all of the new trends that are popping up and the images that I see on the site daily make me so proud of what I do for a living.
What do you make of Pinterest? What are your favourite sections? What was your biggest Pinterest idea success, and failure?
Last week I got to go on location to shoot this wonderful little guy! Isn’t he the cutest?
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