Whether you’re a blogger, a photographer, or just a mom who is always behind the camera, you’re probably in the same boat as I am. Always the one taking the photo and rarely, if ever, the one in the photo. That’s all good and well when you don’t have make up on and your hair’s a mess and you’re still wearing the shirt that the baby spit up on…yesterday. But what about the day that you decide to look back on those photos?
The other day I pulled out an old album from my bookshelf, cleaned up the dust and reminisced about the carefree days that my husband and I spent together. I looked at our smiling photos in Moscow, the photo of us standing, hugging, in Las Vegas. And you know what I started to regret? All the photos that we’ve taken since I purchased my first DSLR and switched to manual mode. Because as much as I adore the photos of my girls and their every smile, their every move, I don’t love that there are very few photos of me with my family.
And today? Today I want to change that.
I bought a remote and a tripod 2 years ago for this very reason. And now I’m going to do my best to use it to capture at least a few moments here and there with my little nuggets before they get old and wonder where I was during all those wonderful moments that we have on “film.”
And this one? This one I am saving for blackmail.
As for these, they were taken the same day. The change of clothes is due to poop and baby spit up covering me practically head to toe.
And this last one…my littlest.