Vancouver Washington photographer for families who want a fun & laid back experience that results in a beautiful collection of family photos.
July 5, 2022
Motherhood photography is important for you, your children, your partner, and the legacy you want to leave behind. Our children are what we work so hard for everyday and we want our children to remember our love for them when we are gone.
Motherhood is incredibly challenging yet one of the most beautiful things we do in our lives. It is what connects us, keeps us humble and proud simultaneously. A push and pull on our emotions minute by minute yet the years are a blur.
As a Vancouver Washington photographer, I can tell you that most of us moms do not love being in front of a camera lens.
This includes myself.
Moreover, we worry about how we look, feel, and will be judged when we interact with our kids in chaotic moments. I hear this all the time from moms I work with. However, the good news is they love their photos and they genuinely enjoy having them done, even their kids and partners are happy during photo shoots.
After you read this blog, you will learn how important it is to get family photos and get in the picture with your kids. Even if it is just a cell phone photo–please get in the camera with your kids.
I know what it’s like to not have many photos of my own mother growing up and how much I wish I would have more of them.
What I would do to have photos like this of my own mother.
You save your child’s art work, write down their funny sayings, and take a billion or so photos of them. Yet, we easily forget that although we may not love photos of ourselves, our children do. One day, they will be grown and we will be gone. How do you want them to be able to reminisce about you and hold onto their memories?
I am in my early forties, I am lucky to still have my mother here on earth, and I cannot tell you how much I wish I had more photos of her. As a mother of two myself, I get why we don’t want to be in the front of the lens more often. We are busy being the family photographer and we just do not love photos of ourselves.
We see fatigue, wrinkles, rolls, yoga pants everyday, and just overall not always feeling our best. Here is the thing though, our kids do not see those things we worry about. My mom was very overweight most of my life, she never wanted to be in photos and I literally only have a handful.
My mother had our photos taken every year but she was only in professional photos a few times. Also, she was rarely in front of the camera with us for hikes, camping, and family events. I would have loved to just have more photos of us being together, doing family things.
In addition, the ones she was in I can see how uncomfortable she was. It makes me sad but I get it now. However, if I had photos like these of my mom with my sister and I would cherish them like gold! I would never have cared about her weight or if she looked tired.
If you are a mother, that the only requirement for motherhood photography.
Have you ever said, someday I’ll do family photos or when I lose weight I’ll book them.
That “someday” may turn into months, years, or maybe never. Motherhood photography & family photography doesn’t need to be put off until you finally hit a weight loss or other physical goal. Moreover, you don’t need perfection to get in front of the lens. Just being you is beautiful.
As a Vancouver Washington family photographer, I get to photograph moms of all shapes and sizes. None of them are models, know how to frolic in a field or know what to do once they arrive to their photo shoot.
They instilled trust in me and I guided them the entire time with simple prompts or games with your kids. Thus, creating an environment where they were comfortable being themselves and that is the beauty of their photos-they are genuinely themselves.
You may likely never see how incredibly stunning you really are unless you let someone show you. I hear back from moms all the time that they were surprised they actually loved how they looked in their photos and they usually don’t love to see themselves in photos.
I hope this has inspired you to finally feel free to get in photos with your kids. Book that photo shoot you have been putting off and enjoy letting a photographer show you how incredible you are with your family.
I would love to hear from you and get to know you more. Please contact me and let’s chat about what your needs are for your next family photos.
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