I have a challenge for you – go into the photos section on your phone. Are you there?! Now scroll through and count how many photos you are in that ARE NOT selfies with your kids. Did it? Ok – if you are like me you likely don’t see many photos of you with your kids that aren’t selfies. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love a good selfie. BUT, the reality is that moms are normally the person taking the photos and documenting the memories. There isn’t anything wrong with this but it means we are missing out on a really valuable moment with our families. As mothers we need to EXIST IN PHOTOS – excuse the shouty capitals but I am so passionate about this. One of the things that scares me the most is that my littles will be looking for photos with me in them and won’t find many.
I have been taking this to heart for several years now after seeing Sue Bryce (one of my favorite photographers, ever) speak about how she’s creating a movement (#existinphotos) that encourages you to make sure you exist in photos with your family. I strongly encourage everyone to take a few minutes out of their day and listen to why it is so important.
I also recently read an article by Kasey Edwards with a plea to fathers to take photos of their wives with their children. The article hit home for me because I know that if you are like me you are likely forgetting to get in the photos yourself. You can read this amazing article by clicking here.
In an effort to help the #existinphotos cause created by the amazing Sue Bryce, I am offering Mom & Me Mini Sessions. This would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you or someone you know. Contact me today to schedule yours!