One of my most favorite photography projects these past couple of years is called Me and Mine. I started this project back in 2011 with my dear friend Hope Toliver and last year, Hope and I shared this project to with some really special friends and thankfully most of us are continuing on into 2013! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard in the last couple of months moms telling me that they just don’t have any pictures of themselves with their kids. This conversation was usually in the context of trying to find a picture for holiday cards. This makes me really sad. I the know the reason is usually moms are behind the camera, snapping photos of their families, their children. But I’ve also heard excuses like, I just need to lose a little bit of weight, or I couldn’t possibly be in a picture because I haven’t got any make up on.
Well listen up friends and moms…your kids don’t care about those things. It is so much more important to be in a picture with your children, no matter what you look like! These are the pictures that they will hold and look at when they are older or maybe even next week and say, “look, there we are, me and my pretty mommy”. Truly, Me and Mine is about creating photographs for your family, and your family includes you and me and we should be in those pictures.
Get ready to find a tripod, or another person to give your camera to, so that you can BE.IN.THE.PICTURES!
Next up this year in our Me and Mine circle is my dear sweet friend Krista Keller | Danville Family Photographer.