About CT Shoreline Photographer, Linda Sobolewski

My interests are simple: coffee, workouts, and being outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery. There’s nothing like getting up early to photograph the sun rising over the CT shoreline. I enjoy taking high school senior portraits, lifestyle newborn photography, and capturing family gatherings in beautiful settings. My goal as a family photographer in Connecticut is to provide easy and comfortable portrait sessions as well as timeless, lasting images.

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The Reason Why Moms Need To Be In Photos {CT Family Photographer}

Family Photography

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

little boy laying in mom's lap, blog post about why moms need to be in photos, Old Saybrook Family Photographer

little girl kissing her mom at the beach, blog post about why moms need to be in photos, CT family Photographer

mom hugging her little girl, CT family photography session, blog post about why moms need to be in photos

mom and her two daughters on the beach, blog post about why moms need to be in photos, Westbrook CT Family Photographer

mom holding her little girl and baby boy, Branford CT photographer

mom hugging her little blonde boy, Madison CT Family Photo Session

mom hugging her two daughters on Mother's Day

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Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in seniorsbabyfamily & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.

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