So I think often the momma ends up not being in the pictures.
Often it's the momma who makes sure that the pictures are being taken.
And often we worry about our weight, not wearing make up, and a bunch of other body image worries.
When I am taking pictures of others I tell them to relax and that they look beautiful. Everyone has something beautiful. Good eyes. Great smile. Most of the time I think it's more than just one thing too... but we don't see it.
Emily made me think about this with this post. (Em you are absolutely beautiful!)
And have you read this blog? or followed it? It will change how you feel about your self. Kind a slap around the head when you feel blue about yourself.
Great quote on there!
"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which
kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity." -Washington Irving
Sometimes I have to agree to hand the camera over to Regan. His favorite style of shooting is to just hold out the camera and shoot. And see what happens.
Like this one...
Which I happen to love.
And some times you have to get someone to take your pictures. I am always doing it for other people, but I hadn't had a good shoot of me for well... i don't know when. So I hired the ever so sweet and talented Rebecca Cooper to take our family pictures. And i love them. A lot.
So if you haven't had some taken of you in a while. You should DO IT. I'm not saying that to get me to do them. Get someone. Have, as my SIL Lindsay, would call it a model shoot. Just you and your hubby. (I think this would just be the funnest shoot to do! If you don't like your wedding pictures (or even if you do and it's been a while) have an already-married-engagement shoot.
Just the two of you! How fun!)
Just you and your two best friends since you were kids. (they are a big part of your life!)
As long as you are in it. And do it soon! I am so happy I did.