Mother’s Day is so special to us Mother’s. 365 days out of the year, we toil, we sweat and we work hard to raise our children. But on Mother’s Day,the day is all about us. My Fab 5 and I sat down at Ted’s Montana Grill in Downtown Decatur and laughed over motherhood, love, and life. And came up with our top 5 things for Mother’s Day.
The photo above, would not normally be a favorite of mine. But it’s one of the few recent photos of myself and my baby with my Canon 6D.
But I love it. I love it because it’s proof that I was there. Proof that I exist as more than the mama behind the camera.
So for this Mother’s Day, I’ve got the:
Top 5 Ways to Get in the Photo This Mother’s Day
1. Get a tripod
Your first obstacle to not being in your photo is : who is going to hold the camera? Should you balance it on the table and get on your knees so you fit? No, just invest in a tripod. Any tripod will do! Set the timer and run back to your kid. And you are in the Frame. DO IT.
2. Get a remote:
Better yet, after you get that tripod, also invest in a remote. No more running back to your child’s side to get in the frame in time resulting in you being sweaty and out of breath. Just DO IT.
3. Hand over your camera:
Husbands, sisters, friends can operate cameras. If you have a fancy DSLR and worry that they won’t know how to set it, set that bad boy to auto and let someone else take the photo. Do this on vacation. Do this at the park. Do it at your backyard barbecue. Just DO IT.
4. Take a selfie:
Those forward facing cameras on our phones are perfect for getting in the frame with your kid. You can see yourself and you can see if your kid has a smear of chocolate on his lip( true story). Just DO IT.
5. Stop worrying about how you look:
This is my most important tip. When our kids are 30 or 40 or 50 years old, they won’t care that we were overweight. they won’t care that our hair wasn’t perfect that day. But they will have that memory of the two of you together. they will have a photo of the love that shines through your eyes as you look at them. That’s priceless.
JUST DO IT!!!
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