#ExistInPhotos — You should be in the picture

Moms should be in the picture! Often moms are the ones behind the camera, capturing family moments. But you deserve to be in photos, and your children deserve to have photos with you, too!

Do you often find yourself being the family photographer but are never in any of the photos?  If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  Most Moms (and some Dads too) take hundreds and hundreds of photos of their kids but opt to not be in the photo.  I’m here to tell you that you have to START making it a priority to be in photos. Not just for your sake, but for your kid’s sake.  How sad would it be to look back and have no photos of you and your kiddos?!

As a Mom of three boys I understand that not every moment is picture perfect.  Your hair is a mess. Maybe you have no make-up on. You have throw-up on you. Or perhaps you look tired. You feel fat… The list of excuses seems to go on and on.  While self-loathing is a concern, so is being able to physically get yourself in the photo.  Unless you’re a selfie pro, camera timer pro or can ask someone “can you take our photo” it can be really hard to get into the picture.

The next time you’re thinking about booking a photography session think about the value of having a professional come and take photos of not just your kids but of your family. Including YOU! It’s a gift to yourself, your kids and loved ones you will never regret.

As a professional photographer, I’ve captured endless family photos, most that include Mom and Dad in them. And when we think about how little Mom is actually in the family photos. These professional photos become even more valuable. During all my photo sessions I encourage both parents to take an integral role in the photos. Mostly because I know how important these photos will be one day.

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