I apologise in advance for this being a photo-heavy post. There are 31 photos to get through and they all feature me, so I’m sorry if you’re a bit tired of looking at me by the end!
I’ve written a few times about how important I feel it is for us, as parents, to get in enough photos. We’re so often there, capturing memories for our children, but we seem to forget to include ourselves in those memories.
Sue Bryce says it best, “One day your children will look for photographs of you. What will they have?“
I for one want to make sure that my children will have enough photos of me when they go looking for them. I want them to find photos of me with them, at all the stages of their lives. I want them to have those reminders of the person I was when they were little, along with all the hundreds of photos of them!
So for the last 2 years I’ve spent the month of March making an effort to get in a photo every single day.
I’ve mixed it up this year, with some candid shots, some posed shots, some self-portraits, some detail shots.
And here are the results.
So, how did my month of daily photos go this year?
It was fun, and I absolutely love the end results. I love the variety in the photos, and the story they all come together to tell about our lives right now.
But, honestly, it was also a real challenge.
I’m still getting my head around all the reasons why it’s so hard to do it, and to come up with ways to get past those obstacles and in front of the camera. I’m working on it though. Because this is important. It really is, and not just for me.
This is important for all you parents out there. So watch this space; I have several ideas for posts to help us all get in more photos, and would love to get an Instagram community up and running for everyone to get involved with.
I’m already using #showyouwerethere for photos that I’ve taken of me for my children, so please do start using that if you’d like
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