You would think that being a photographer means that I have millions of photos of my children plastered all over my walls. Beautiful picture after beautiful picture. Right? Um, no. Since the day they have been born they have dreaded when Mom takes out the camera. I remember days of setting up my little studio in the house to try to capture 3, 6, 9 and 12 month photos of my girls. Each and every time I did it, I dreaded it. Being the Mom and the photographer makes this task nearly impossible. I get no good smiles, I get a LOT of whining and “are we done yet?” comments and sometimes I even get tears. It drive me crazy! This never happens when I shoot other people’s kids!
So now that the girls are a little older and I don’t have to take their picture on such a regular basis, I still don’t enjoy it. It’s a headache. But I am so glad that I still do it. Looking back on that one shot that I manage to get will remind me years from now how sweet and beautiful my children are. Kids grow up way too fast and I am thankful to get the photos that do of mine….as difficult as they are!
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