This may not seem like a huge question...
Of course I exist in photos? I have heaps!
I know, we carry our phone's around with us everywhere these days and it's become a part of lives to capture the moment! Whether it's a morning at the park, a birthday party or a selfie with our adorable little ones.
We just whip out the phone and take that photo so we can remember it, so our children can look back on it.
But let me ask you this...
How many of those photos do you exist in, that are not
just a selfie from your phone?
I recently asked this on my facebook page, and while a few us mothers regularly hand over the phone to our partner's for taking a photo, overwhelmingly a lot of mums were scrolling through their phones for a long time before they found one... and I bet, if your partner is like mine, it's a badly lit, shocking angle of ourselves, one that would never make the photo album!
Now, let's take this one step further...
How many of us have family images of our WHOLE family?
These gorgeous family sunset images of Alison, Simon and their two beautiful children will be cherished
Do you have some? Do you have any?
Alright, now I hope that you're really thinking about the reality of that...
Because I really believe it's important for our children to see us in photographs, I believe that while right now we may not like being in the photo, we may have a million excuses for NOT being in the photo, but none of that will matter
in 10, 20, 50 years time when we are looking through our photo albums at our lives!
I believe that not just existing in photographs but printing out those photographs has a positive effect on our children's sense of identity and belonging!
Whatever your reason for not wanting this, I can tell you it's not worth waiting for, you deserve these amazing images for your family and you deserve them now.
Carris Geyer - Photographer and Owner at Captivated Photography in Albury Wodonga.