“blessed are those who find beauty in humble places”
These are photos of my morning playing in the light & water with my littles. I pray I always remember these small, fleeting moments. When they are much older and on their way into the world- I hope photos like these give my future self some comfort.
I challenged myself earlier this year to put myself in my photographs. I realized that I wasn’t giving myself a place in our albums. I think many moms forget to find a way to include themselves in their photos. Not to say my kids won’t remember me racing cars on the kitchen floor, reading a million bedtime stories, or running around the yard with them, but time does take away small details. I want them to look back and see the joy washed over my face when I look at them… the gentle touch of my hand in their hair, all the “little things” that connect me to these two little people.
|My favorite self portrait to date. Me, being their mommy. I think this is where I am beautiful, this is where I shine. Playing with my littles, loving them, sharing an abundance of joy and laughter.
GET IN FRONT OF YOUR CAMERA
– they made self timers for a reason –
Check out this blog post by Allison Tate – it may make you rethink hiding from the camera. This made me cry, like ugly cry… This lady’s words could be my own. I am definitely challenging myself this year. What a wonderful (and obtainable) resolution.