One of my goals this year is to take more pictures of my family — including myself. Recently a post called Feeling Too Fat to be Photographed? has struck a nerve amongst moms all over the Internet. Yes, I admit, I sometimes feel too fat (too uncombed, too badly dressed, too un-powdered or glossed) to want to be a picture. Yet, I also feel sort of sad as I cull through the thousands of images I take each year, and find so few with myself in them. Even worse, as I edited our summer vacation photos in search of a Christmas card image, I saw that a pudgy, middle-aged woman had photobombed our pictures.
Well, that experience was a wake-up call to two things: to start taking better care of myself and also to start taking more pictures of myself.
I’ve been inspired by the photography by the ladies at Clickin Moms, as well as some fantastic blogger-photographers. Here are some of my favorite posts:
Veronica Armstrong is running a series on iPhoneography each Tuesday.
Lisa at Expandng shares some images from a studio photo shoot.
Adele at Four in the City is working on close up portraiture with some amazing shots of her kids.
And show yourself and your family some love. Need a last minute Valentine? Canon has a Frame Factory app on its Facebook page, where you can upload your photo and print out your own heart frame like this.
While I’m a Canon girl (7D, Rebel XT and PowerShot), I was not compensated for this post. I just love Canon cameras ;)