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OUR PROJECT 52 WEEK 19: MOTHERHOOD

OUR PROJECT 52 WEEK 18

Taken with Canon 6D and Canon 35 mm 2.0 lens

Settings: f/3.2 1/160 6400

I’m going to be transparent, and tell you guys that this photo is old. Taken last January as a matter of fact. It leads me to talk about something I always preach but evidently haven’t been following.

GET IN THE PHOTO.

As mothers we are always documenting our children. We take their photos at big events, we take their photos on vacation, we take their photo at life events. But we forget to show that

WE WERE THERE.

We forget to hand off the “good camera”. We forget to set our timer and get in the photo. We forget to show that

WE WERE HERE.

So for the theme of motherhood, I want to remind you not to just BE a mother. Document it. Document the kisses the hugs, the parties, the vacations the graduations.

PROVE that you were there.

Document your version of motherhood.

Now head on over to Mimi’s blog and see her version of motherhood.

our project 52


  • Reply
    Tori | Glasses and Glitter
    May 14, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Oldie, but goodie!

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    Sonya
    May 15, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Great photo!!! I need to do a better job of getting into the photos with my children. My daughter loves taking pictures, but son is getting to the point where he doesn’t want to take may photos. So I try to sneak and take pictures, but half of the end up with his hands over his face…lol

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    May 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I’m getting better and making sure that I’m in the picture. It is important that our children not only have memories to look back on, but to see us sharing those memories with them.

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    Daenel T.
    May 16, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    So true. I look at the pictures of my kids when they were little and I’m in precious few of them. The only proof that I was there is the occasional thumb in the shot. LOL

    Another thing I had to learn was to not always worry about each photo being perfect. My photos for this week aren’t the best but they capture joy and two milestones in my daughter’s life. And that’s all that matters.

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    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    May 19, 2015 at 8:23 am

    amen to ALL of this! We ARE there shoot, most of the time we have orchestrated the outing haha, great reminder. I need to hand over the good camera way more often than I currently do!

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    Andrea @ MouseInMyPocket.com
    June 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Thanks for the tips of taking photos to capture motherhood. I’m not a mom yet, so I didn’t have anything that really inspired me to complete this challenge the week it was due, but I did get around to catching up with a post this week.

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