Why I love this image: Getting in the frame

"But the truth of the matter is, we want — and need — to be in pictures with our kids because these are images our children will look back at in the future, and we want them to remember that Mom was there with them." -Rebecca Gruber

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There's a reason I'm the one behind the camera... I feel SUPER weird in front of it. 

But I don't want my kids and their kids to be looking back at our family's images in years to come and wonder where I was. I want them to remember me... and the "me" they remember isn't always dressed up, with makeup on and hair done. Most days it's shorts and a t-shirt with hair up on top of my head because its too hot to do anything else in the summer where we live. But that's their mom.... those are the memories of me they'll have. So they need to be captured to have an image to go along with them as they grow older.

My friend Lisa, an amazing mom and photographer, has a project called "I Was There Too." She's so inspiring with her images where she's in the frame... I need to follow Lisa's lead and get in the frame more too! 

I'm starting a new series, more of a type of visual journal, called "Why I love this image." 

Sometimes they may not be "technically" perfect images, but I still love them. I feel like with your own photography, you kind of learn the rules so that you can become better, but sometimes you either don't remember all the rules, OR you intentionally break them to get the art you're trying to create. 

I absolutely love documenting our family this way, and it would be an honor to spend time with your family to capture some of your "everyday normal" reality! Contact me today to start the conversation!