The Importance of Mom in Front of the Camera | Upstate New York Birth & Family Photographer | Personal Post
Scrolling through my social media feed, I was actually completely heartbroken by this article, “A plea for fathers to take more photos of mothers with their children.” I’m not sure what was worse, that mothers feel like their last resort to have a photo of them with their children was a blurry cellphone picture, or that somehow that’s solely “dad’s” fault.
We’re all to blame really. We’re too busy. We’re too tired. It’s too easy to brush it off and come up with every excuse in the book as to why NOT to get professional pictures of your ENTIRE family. I myself have used them all time and time again; but I will say this, every night I look at the photo collage I have of when my first daughter turned one. They’re simple black and white images of her and I just being together in an intimate moment of solitude, and those images mean the world to me. I have NEVER once regretted having those images to look back on and relive as I sit with my children and flip through old photos or album pages to show them just how small they were, or just how much they loved their favorite blanket. It brings moments of their lives rushing back for me, and for them.
You NEED tangible connections to your past, of the tender moments between you and your children. Moms, you’re the first ones to disclude yourselves in photos just so you can capture memories for your children, but YOU are their memories. Be present in them. Be present for them.