this may, i will have officially "embraced my camera" for 2 years.
this means that my children have SO many memories of us, documented and preserved for them to look at one day in the future.
knowing that they will forever have memories of their mom and dad, while we were all young, is something that i treasure. and i know that they will treasure it too.
they will definitely look back on their childhood someday, and realize it wasn't perfect...but i hope they can see all the memories we've documented through photos, and remember how much they are loved.
kohen does not enjoy doing anything that i ask...especially standing still for a picture.
so, that makes these pictures that i got of him and i (and hadley, photo-bombing the pics) extra special.
all it takes is a good tickle and a camera phone that he can see himself in.
5 minutes later, i've got a bunch of pictures and some fun memories with my son.
and i love hadley in the background. i didn't even know she was there till i looked through the photos later.
so listen, get your camera out today and get in a photo or 2 with your kids/spouse/friend/etc.
you may not feel great about yourself, but it's time to get over those insecurities and document a bit of yourself. i know that you'll regret having these days pass, and not having any photos with you in them.
and if you can't do it for yourself, then do it for your kids.
they love you just the way you are.
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 :)