Get In The Picture

There has been a lot of talk the last couple of days on social media about moms getting in the pictures. I know that moms are the most reluctant to have their photos taken. I get to hear them tell me about their insecurities all the time(and we ALL have them)...which sides they think are better, the hair disasters that cause them to reschedule, the baby fat that won't go away, the wrinkles, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on. But, I want to say how important it is that we ALL get in the pictures. This holiday weekend(it's thanksgiving here in Canada for all my readers who aren't from here) take LOTS of pictures while your family is together. Be annoying. Be in their face about it.

I took this image last year of my dad and my nephew on Thanksgiving weekend. We had a short extended family session where I just took what worked out and didn't try to organize too much. Well...that was a mistake. I should have sat him down and got each one of us with him. I should have taken MORE pictures while we were all together because it ended up being one of the last times we were able to do it. I didn't want to 'work' on thanksgiving...I wanted to visit...and now...I wish I had one of me with him. But, I don't. Cause I thought we'd have another chance. I thought I took enough. I was wrong.

So, this year, we aren't dressing up and formally taking photos, but I will be annoying and I will take more than usual. Because I can...because those of us who are left are together again for a happy occasion. So...I want to say to everyone who feels insecure about being in front of the camera--moms, dads, grandparents, teenagers...whoever you are. The people who love you don't see your insecurities. They just see you. So...this weekend get in front of the camera with your loved ones. Somewhere down the line you will be thankful you did :)

happy thanksgiving :)

~ Dana

In case you haven't seen the original post I'm talking about here is the link: