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5 Ways to Get in the Photo this Mother’s Day

When was the last time you got in the frame with your children? Last week? Last month? Or was it last Mother’s Day? 


Moms, it’ time for us to actively participate and get in the frame. And Mother’s Day is the perfect time to practice.


 5 Ways to Get in the Photo This Mother’s Day and Beyond


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.



Take a photo and share it on social media this mother’s day using the hashtag #eyecandyintheframe. Tag me at @lashawnwiltz!





Monday 4th of May 2015

These are great tips! I have to admit I am usually behind the camera. I did take some selfies last week my kids, no make up, and unplanned. It was a chance for us to be silly and bound. Life isn't always pretty and perfect and I want my memories to reflect real life.

Vashti (

Monday 4th of May 2015

These are great, practical tips LaShawn. A tripod and remote definitely come in handy for someone like me, who takes her owns pics as well.

Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake

Monday 4th of May 2015

I have ALWAYS been guilty of taking so many photos on trips, but forgetting to include myself in them. If I was showing them to people, they'd never know I was there! These are great tips, and good reminders to put yourself in the moment. You have to live in front of that camera sometimes, also! Love the pic of you and your son - so sweet! (Also, a reminder that I need a remote!!)


Monday 4th of May 2015

I love this post, your tips are right on! I have all too often worried about what I have looked like and fail to join in on capturing the moment. Recently I had a photoshoot with my daughter which was unexpected and I loved the images mostly because it captured the way she views me. We need to stop worrying about what we look like and worry how our children view us.


Monday 4th of May 2015

Oh I absolutely LOVE THIS! Especially for tip #1 and #2. I've been meaning to really get those two things forEVER!!! For now I keep using my webcam mounted to the top of my laptop. But I would like to take photos using my iPhone so a tripod is a must!! Plus a remote.

Thanks for sharing this.