We rob ourselves of memories. We all do it. We happily snap photos of our kids, loved ones, etc., but we're not IN them. Why? Because we weren't camera ready. Our mascara was smudged, or (gasp!) we didn't have any on at all! Our hair wasn't styled and we weren't dressed to have our photo taken! Does this sound like you? Are you a photo-dodger too?? Well, how about we stop doing it! Just this morning, I let my husband take a photo of me with the kids while we were snuggling in bed before getting ready for school. My hair all bed-head, not a stitch of makeup on. I almost hid under the covers until I noticed my 11 year going under there first. He was about to hide himself. And that hurt my heart. I knew I only had myself to blame, though. How many times has he seen me do that? But 30 years from now, when he sees that photo, he's not looking at me with no makeup on my face, or his brother's bed head, or his own sleep puffy eyes. He's seeing a precious memory. Being IN the photos is something I encourage us all to do! Myself included. Whether or not you think you're picture perfect at that moment in time. I guarantee you 10, 30, 60, 90 years from now, your kids will think you're picture perfect. We're not guaranteed anything in this life, especially TIME. Photos=lifetime memories. Stop robbing yourself of that! And I will too! :)
To put our money where our mouth is, though, I thought I'd post a few photos from our recent head shot session. The pictures below probably represent us more accurately than the one we posted for our "about us" page. Are they picture perfect? Not even a little bit. But they do make me smile!