There is a photographer called Sue Bryce who speaks really passionately about the importance of making sure there are photos of yourself. She even started the #existinphotos campaign, to encourage everyone to stop waiting until they are ‘perfect’ enough to have their photo taken and to just go ahead and do it. The stresses the point that you are already perfect, especially to your family. And they will want there to be photos of you for them to look back on. The quote below is from her, and she can barely get the words out without crying, which speaks volumes about how important this idea really is.
And with Mothering Sunday coming up this month, I wanted to take the idea a step further. So I’m taking myself out from the comfort zone of being behind the camera and taking a photo with my family every day in March.
I want my children to have photos of our interactions and our relationship to look back on. I may care that I need a hair cut and that my greys are really coming through, but they won’t care at all about those things. They’ll just care that I was there.
So here is the first set of photos from the first week of March.
Even if you don’t want to share your photos, please, just make sure you exist in photos for your family!