Most of the time, when I’m out with Dan and the kids, I am the official family photographer. I record the events, big and small, because their documentation is important to me and because I consider photography a hobby. And because I like controlling things…
But I think most of you mommies will agree that this often means that we are missing in the pictures. I can take a thousand pictures in a month and if I find myself in just one of them, I consider it a good month.
It’s nice to sometimes hand over the camera, let go of the obligation to take all the pictures, and see what photos of you might pop up. Like the two pictures above of BB and I before the family photo was taken this year. We let Uncle P. photograph our beautiful selves as he worked out positioning, lighting, etc on the camera.
Then after the family photos were done, I asked that handsome husband of mine to please take a couple of pictures of me and the kids while they were being all cute and adorable.
I’m so glad I did because I think these two pictures might be my favorites from the whole day! These are images that I can look back on in years to come and remember not just how cute my kids were back then, but also to remember me. I will treasure these pictures forever – and all it took was letting go control of the camera for five minutes on a Tuesday afternoon.
I am a long time reader and occasional participant in Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious? hosted by the lovely and inspirational Krystyn. The rules are simple – get into the pictures with your kids and share the pictures on your blog and link up every Monday. I’ll be making more of an effort to participate in 2013, how about you?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?