Friday, May 1, 2009

Will YOU take the Challenge?

Take a look at your photo albums and if you are a scrapbooker,
your scrapbooks.

How many pictures of yourself can you find?
If you're like me, you can probably count them fairly
quickly because there just aren't that many.

Why is that? Well, for me, there are a few reasons.

1. I'm usually the one taking the pictures.

2. I'm the one who uploads them to Snapfish, chooses the shots
I like and order prints. Pictures of me typically don't make the
cut. Dark circles under my eyes is probably number one reason
why, followed by unflattering pose [read:muffin top], unflattering
angle, or that in my mind, It's just not good enough.

However, I have been making a concerted effort to have more photos
taken of myself, not only "Just Me" but also with my hubby and my
kids. Even if that means I have to do the old "hold the camera out as
far as my arm will reach and take my own picture" technique :)
My friend, Emilie, recently set up a challenge on her blog through
flicker. The challenge is to make a greater effort to get in photos with
your kids ~ no matter what you're wearing, how much cover-up you
need, or how much weight you think you need to lose. The point is
that your kids don't notice and will not care in the future about those
things. What they will notice is that you loved them and what better
way to capture that than with a photo?

Here are some of my recent attempts...

3 comments:

Momma-of-5 said...

Amy, what a great challenge. This past weekend, when we were in LBI, I didn't have a "point & shoot" so I borrowed my mother-in-law's pictures that she took from the actual beach. It was SO strange to see myself in the pictures. But you're 100% right...I need to get in more pictures too!

Kristin said...

That top one is awesome! I'm working on getting into more photos but man is it hard, lol!

Mama Abby said...

Hey Ames, love this! It is a great reminder and challenge...I certainly don't want to regret not having as many photos with my kids when they grow up and I look back...and I loved your shots! You always were photogenic, so there! keep shooting!