Thanks to All The Mothers That Got IN THE Pictures with their kids!

This Mother’s Day – I’m going to offer these word of advice to all moms:

There’s a movement out there urging moms to get in photos with kids.  Here’s one article about it:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-tate/mom-pictures-with-kids_b_1926073.html

I know, as mom and designated family photographer, the tendency to show off the family vacation photos and have people ask “But were you there?  Where are the pictures of you?”

I may have decided to be behind the camera because I don’t love being in front of it, but as I have photographed moms throughout the years who have actually gotten into the photos with their children, these photos will be valued by the whole family for years to come.

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I also know that kids that are hesitant or clingy in photoshoots, open up and and relax when a mom gets in the focal area and interacts in the photoshoot.  I also get to shoot what I love most – the “in-between” natural moments where it’s all about emotion and love and not just a posed shot.

So I URGE all you moms out there.  Next time you schedule a photo shoot, get in the picture! You’ll be happy in the long run and are giving your family a gift.
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