“We’re sporting mama bodies and we’re not as young as we used to be. We don’t always have time to blow dry our hair, apply make-up, perhaps even bathe (ducking). The kids are so much cuter than we are; better to just take their pictures, we think.
But we really need to make an effort to get in the picture. Our sons need to see how young and beautiful and human their mamas were. Our daughters need to see us vulnerable and open and just being ourselves — women, mamas, people living lives. Avoiding the camera because we don’t like to see our own pictures? How can that be okay?” -Alison Tate, Huffington Post
“Isn’t it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws . . . but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections? We fixate on our flaws to the point we shirk at any documentation that our round faces and curvy bodies ever walked the earth. No pictures to show how we LOVE, how we laugh, how we are treasured by our families.” – Teresa Porter, myfriendteresablog.com
Be in the photographs.
It’s easy to put all of the effort and love into having images created of the children, but will your children have photos of you? Will you have photos of you and your parents? You and your siblings? Who is documenting YOU?
This mother’s day, I want to encourage you to be in the photographs. Grab your kids or your mom or your sisters or your friends and get on the other side of that camera. Whether you hire me or take them yourselves, just be sure to do it.
Surprise mom (or yourself!) this year with a gift certificate for a simplicity session with Christine Plamann Photography. You will receive a digital gift certificate (or a printed one if ordered by Monday, May 5) to give on Mother’s Day!