There's nothing like accountability for a good kick in the pants. :) I mentioned last week that I was going to make it a priority to take some pictures of just me and my man.
On the way home from church, with my to-do list running a mile long, the last thing on my mind was a photo session. I had 10 people to feed and a turkey to check on for Easter dinner. Fortunately, my daughter said, "mom, we have to take some pictures of you and daddy." So I grabbed the camera and headed to the yard for some shade and a couple of snaps by the kids. We didn't even plan on matching our blues, it just worked out that way.
A dear friend reminded me of the importance of capturing mom in the pictures of life because one day our kids are going to look back and not have any photo memories of us. I'd much rather stay behind the lens. It's safer (and more fun) back there. If I'm real honest, when I look at pictures of myself, I become very critical (bad hair day, chubby arms, lines of life on my face.) But if I stay in my "safe" place, it's not doing my kiddos any good.
I had a Groupon to Lulu.com that was going to expire at midnight last week, so I threw a memory book together faster than you can fry a chicken. It wasn't perfect, but I got it done in time. One of the things I noticed was how
few none of the pictures were of just the two of us. Hence, my commitment to take more of the man of my life with his bride.
What about you? Are you being intentional about capturing your daily life?
Are you making sure YOU are in the pictures?
I encourage you to pick up your camera and capture the everyday, normal life. Sure, beach pictures are great, but unless you live at the beach, they shouldn't be the only moments captured.
Start clicking! :)