Saturday, May 16, 2009

never in front

I'm nearly always the one behind the camera at our house. Never in front.

I like it that way.

But as I look back, I have relatively few pictures of me with either one of my children. By just looking at our family photo albums, it always looks like I'm not there for important traditions, events, and milestones. But I was! even if no one else was there, I was there for every single one of those moments because I TOOK THE PICTURES! but I have no proof of that.

I always say I'm going to do better, and start passing the camera over to Josh or someone else, so that I can at least sometimes be in the pictures.... but I wait too late, I delay, or I flat-out forget... OR, the photo participants decide that the perfect time to NOT cooperate is when mom is in the picture with them... so... I end up with an occasional picture, that is "just okay" but at least it is proof that I was there.

I'm challenging all of you Camera Queens to work your way in front of the camera at least once in a while. We all know that the photos won't be as creative or as colorful, or capture the moment as well as it would if you were taking the photo yourself... but hey, at least you will have something to make that family photo history complete, proving your contributions from both behind and in front of the camera!


StephF said...

Oh, I was just thinking about this the other day. I need to work on coming out from behind the camera myself!! I have tons of pictures from important events--pics of Jeff & the kids... But no sign that I even showed up!!