I don’t know about you, but I know that 90% of the time, this is what I look like:
I’ve got the camera in my hands and am trying to capture a memory. Whether it’s for a client, or for my family or for myself; there aren’t a whole lot of times that my camera isn’t with me. I’ve officially been designated “the family photographer”.
In theory, this sounds awesome, but it comes with one major disadvantage: I’m never in any of the pictures. The last thing I want is for my children to grow up and not have any pictures of me! Because just as I treasure every photo of them (especially the adorable ones from when they were smaller and couldn’t talk back 😉 ), when they get older, they will want photos of me as well.
I feel that as moms we are always the ones behind the scenes getting stuff done. We’re up late on Christmas eve wrapping those last few gifts, we’re the ones packing school lunches in the morning, kissing boo boo’s, making sure there are always clean clothes to wear, and wiping a feverish forehead in the middle of the night. Us moms are also the ones who are (usually) corralling kiddos into a bunch so that we can get a picture of our little munchkins (just one where everyone doesn’t look like they want to kill each other!!!).
But this often leaves you out.
I’m getting ready to do family mini sessions this weekend, and while communicating with a potential client, we got to talking about the importance of family pictures and why it’s so nice to get professional pictures taken. She shared this quote and it really touched me:
“I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.”
If you were holding off on getting pictures taken, don’t! You will always want to lose 5 more pounds, or save up a little bit more money, or wait until the weather is warmer/cooler/whatever… But while you’re waiting for that to happen, life will take over.
Your babies will grow up, your hair will turn gray, and it’ll be too late to capture the special memories you can take right now.
So I implore you: don’t wait!
Fresh Look Photography is ready and available for every photography need you have, and I’d love to chat with you about how we can make memories your family will cherish for a lifetime.
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