I do so many sessions with families and there are many times where the mamas are so self conscious or they feel awkward and they tell me they take awkward photos. They pray that the photos turned out, that their hair wasn’t everywhere or that they look okay in their chosen outfits.. the list continues.
BUT GUESS WHAT.. I’m here to tell you that
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!
As moms, and I know I’m not the only one that feels this way.. we spend SO MUCH TIME behind the camera, capturing every moment that our children do. Anything cute we HAVE TO SAVE THE MOMENT. This literally happens to me all day long. And yes I know.. I’m a photographer so obviously its my life.. but I’m a mom just like you.. that wants to savor and remember all those cute little innocent, funny, sad, silly moments. And because of that.. we ourselves don’t know how to act when in front of the camera, because we rarely ARE! Even those without kids.. unless you are a model or have a spouse that spends their days capturing you.. most of the time we all capture ourselves. Am I right?
Every single one of us takes about a million photos before you choose which one of ourselves is BEST to post. We all do it. We want to show the BEST version of ourselves.
But guess what..
every version of yourself is your best version.
I love capturing that beautiful side that you don’t usually see in yourself because its so hard to capture yourself without judgement.
So with that.. I’m here to tell you that you are beautiful.. and that you should let someone else capture YOU sometimes.. even if you let your child hold the camera. And if you do let someone do this for you.. don’t worry… its going to come out gorgeous, because you are gorgeous.
Look at this mama.. just loving on her baby.. letting go of the fact that she may have been nervous.. or thought she would be awkward… She was PERFECT… and so are YOU!!