Happy Mother’s Day! Last year I wrote a blog post talking about the reason why moms need to be in photos. Since we all know this important, so I thought it would be a great topic to revisit.
Moms are always such an integral part of their family sessions. After all, moms are the ones who have usually booked the session. They are the ones who figure out the coordinating outfits for everyone. They are the ones who dress the kids (hopefully dad helps with this!) and gets everyone to the session on time. When it comes to family sessions, moms do it all.
Some of my favorite photos are the ones I get of moms and their children. (see below) Through my lens, I can see how much kids ADORE their moms, and in turn, that adoration fills moms with joy. I’ve spoken with moms who wanted to get family photos, but had reasons they were waiting. I get it, it’s so hard! Moms somehow seem to put themselves last.
My girls are 18 months apart in age. Yes, they are now young adults, but I can vividly remember how hard it was when they were little. I barely left the house for the first 6 months after my second daughter was born! I took many photos of my girls as babies and toddlers, but the last thing I wanted to do was get in the photo myself.
But the truth of the matter is, moms need to be in pictures with their kids because these are the images our children will look back at in the future. We want them to remember that Mom was there with them.
Writer and mom, Allison Tate wrote a very moving essay that went viral, called The Mom Stays In The Picture. In it she says:
“I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.”
It’s Mother’s Day. I hope you are getting breakfast in bed, lots of flowers and loving homemade cards. Take some photos today, and make sure you get in them. You and your children will be so glad you did.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to scroll all the way down to see a photo of myself with my little girls, Mother’s Day – 2003. <3
Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in seniors, baby, family & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.