Take a look through your family photo albums, or your shoe box of snapshots, or (more likely) the “Photos” roll on your smart phone. Tell me what you see. There are pictures of your kids playing sports, at school events, on family vacations and with their friends. Probably a good number of them will feature your partner… but how many images are there of you with your children? I am willing to bet, not many.
There is always a good excuse. We all want to wait until we loose 10 pounds/get a good night’s sleep/have had a chance to put on makeup/are wearing a shirt that the baby hasn’t spit up on. Even my mama, when I called and asked her if we could have some pictures taken together said, “Well, I can’t have pictures taken unless I look better than I do right now… can you photoshop me?” There are always a million reasons to avoid being in front of the camera with your children, but there are some very real, very powerful reasons to make it a priority.
Your future, grown-up children need to be able to look back and know that you were there with them. You need to exist in photographs with them. They aren’t going to look back and think, “Gee, Mom really needed her roots touched up.” They are going to remember how much you loved playing with them, how gentle you were, how beautiful you looked when you smiled at them. And when you look back in 30 years that’s all you’ll see too. I promise.
“When we take pictures with our children, we are asserting ourselves as important and valuable, and our children are watching us.”
– Allison Tate –
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redwagon photography is an Edmonton photographer specializing in organic, natural light Family, Newborn, Maternity, Child, and Baby Photography in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding areas including but not limited to Stony Plain, St. Albert, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and Barrhead.