3.08.2012

embrace the camera: 3/8/12


i didn't particularly want to get in any photos this week.
i've been feeling off, and a little insecure as of late.
and regardless of how i feel, i knew that my kids would appreciate a fun photo moment with mom.
so, we got the camera out and turned the self timer on...and then all the kids took turns using the camera.
we had a fun 15 minutes...and no bribery was involved!
my kids are awesome and fun. 
and sometimes it takes me stepping outside of where i want to be, to realize that.







{olive was busy catching up on her beauty sleep}

your turn, lovelies!
here's the nitty gritty on embrace the camera:
1. take a picture of YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc. the point of embrace the camera is to get in front of the camera and to document a bit of yourself.
2. link up your POST, not your blog, that way we can see your embrace post.
3. link back to our blog by a text link or using our button in your post.
4. and lastly, have fun and visit each other!
leave each other lots of love---it's not easy to get in front of the camera---bravo to all of you who join us every week! your family will thank you for it one day :)

40 comments:

  1. You're beautiful and look awesome. I'd never think that you just had a baby or even six kids for that matter. I especially love the picture of the three girls. It's an especially beautiful picture of Elisa.

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  2. You can see your beauty inside and out in these photos. What a beautiful family, your house must be filled with so much love everyday

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  3. I've always thought you have the best smile EVER! Praying for a blanket of Self Love to fall over you. No room for insecurities in a woman as full of God as you are!

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  4. hahahaha just read your FAQ page and saw that your kids love NACHO LIBRE. My husband put that on for our then 1.5 year old and she is now 3 and it is her fave. That along with the TV Series Flight of the Concords - so innapropriate but she loves the music :)

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  5. You are amazing to overcome your insecurity and get in on these photos..and they are fab photos to have!! And there is no need for you to have any insecurity - you are one of those people who look great no matter what they wear, what shape they are, what faces they pull etc etc! Radiant! I haven't managed a photo with me in it for a while and sickness has plagued our house for what seems like weeks now, but you are so right about how impirtant it is, so i'm going to work on it for next week!!

    If you get a minute (ha ha!) can you just tell me how you get your black and white photos to come out such a nice "shade" of black and white - mine never look as 'light' as yours without losing a lot of definition of the things i'm capturing.x

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  6. DEFINITELY understand the insecure part. Not sure if yours stems from the same place as mine when I have an infant but either way it's not a fun feeling! Praying for encouragement and a quick passing of those thoughts :)

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  7. These pictures are way too precious! You look gorgeous. :)

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  8. Aww Emily, what absolutely stunning pictures! And you look amazing. Are you sure you just had your 5th?

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  9. Did you honestly just have a baby?! You look amazing!

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  10. Oh I love the picture of you with Elsa and Hadley. Elsa looks like such a little model in it!

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  11. What a beautiful family you have. Glad i found your blog.

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  12. Love these!!! Simply amazing!

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  13. These are beautiful. What a wonderful family!

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  14. You are such an adorable family. Love seeing the photos.

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  15. Your kids really are awesome and fun. What great photos. There is often bribery going on in this house just to get mine to look in the general direction of the camera.

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  16. i'm so glad that you stepped in front of the camera for your kids.
    these are priceless.
    every last one.
    and you are just as radiant and beautiful as ever!
    these are really, really sweet.
    xo

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  17. Such priceless moments and photos! Well done!

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  18. always love to see your embrace pictures! just realized how blonde you are compared to all those dark haired kids!

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  19. These pictures are perfect! I don't see insecurity at all. I see a wonderful mom taking time for her children. Beautiful!

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  20. Oh my....the last one of you and your two gorgeous girls is breathtaking. What a precious photo!

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  21. good choice! the black and white one of you and the girls is one you should always treasure. it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful and a forever memory of that moment.

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  22. love these and your adorable little (big :o) family

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  23. You and your family are beautiful. Anytime I feel down, I hop on over to your blog, read, listen to the music, etc... I am always uplifted.
    Thank you!

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  24. You look beautiful as always Emily! Great pics! Thanks for being you :)

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  25. Every single one of these photos are beautiful! Each of your children look so precious.

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  26. #1. HOW COULD YOU EVER be insecure? You are beautiful, have a wonderful body and on top of that you have a kind heart.

    #2. that photo of you looking at Elsa, ADORABLE!
    #3. LOVe them ALL!

    tara

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  27. You ARE BEAUTIFUL and so are ALL OF YOUR KIDS! I've had a hard week too. Motherhood is rough, but oh so worth it!

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  28. the three girls with serious faces..gorgeous! what a sweet sweet family :)

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  29. Ohmystars at Elsa's hair! You have the cutest kiddos EVER! Seriously.

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  30. Gosh these are so precious! That pic of just you & Milo & the one of you & the girls...heart melted!

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  31. "i've been feeling off, and a little insecure as of late." me too momma, me too. hang in there. those smiling faces are sure to help you out of the funk.

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  32. You are b-e-a-utiful!! There is a lot of love in those photos. SO glad you got behind the camera and shared these with us. :)

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  33. I love following your blog & your Instagram!!! I'm thinking the insecure feelings are hormones?? I feel that way off & on too, I think that's why I adore getting to know you through the Internet! :) I love how true & vulnerable you are!! :) beautiful photos! I appreciate your blog A WHOLE lot and tell people a out it all the time! I'm thankful you made it, & your embrace the. A era concept is Lovely! Pics with my parents from my childhood helped me cope as a kid trough my parents divorce and drastic move across the country! Your kids will one day thank their Mom for being such a cool lady!

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  34. Such a beautiful family. What on earth do you have to be insecure about? I haven't had a tummy that flat in years! You look amazing! So glad to see that Kohen still has a pacie. I get so much crap about my Beckham, who is almost 2, still having his. Hello? Does anyone care about my sanity?

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  35. These are such amazing and fun photos. Your family is lovely, and you inspire me so much! Don't be insecure girlie! You look amazing, and I can tell you're a great mom.

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  36. How is your no-dairy diet is going? I am pregnant with baby number 2, and really interested in not doing dairy in my diet when I am nursing. But what do you eat? I love cheese, and I was also starving while I was nursing.

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