No matter how different mothers can be, one of the things they share in common is how self conscious they are in front of the camera. In fact, some mothers talk themselves out of the experience completely and allow precious years to go by without being professionally photographed with their children. I have heard many excuses from moms but they all seem to stem from not feeling good enough to be seen in front of the camera. As your photographer I am here to tell you this:
You are beautiful.
You are enough.
You are deserving of a stunning family portrait with your children.
If you're a mom and you've been avoiding the camera, I have included 5 reasons of why you need to do this.
1. ONE DAY YOUR CHILDREN WILL LOOK FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOU
As a mom, it is natural for you to put yourself last. You say things like, "I'll just have the children photographed. I don't need to be seen." But one day your children will grow up and when they go to look for photographs of you, what will they find? It is time for you to start being in front of the camera rather than always being behind it.
2. YOUR CHILDREN LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
Most women shy away from the camera because they aren't content with their physical appearance. Whether you are unhappy with your weight or any blemishes that you may have, your children love you just as you are. You are perfect to them. Flaws and all. When they go to look at your family portraits 20 years from now they will never say to themselves, "I wish mom would have slimed down a bit before the photoshoot." They will only think of how beautiful their mother looks.
3. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT POSING YOURSELF
In my experience as a photographer I realized that when people really light up in front of the camera it's because they feel comfortable. When you step in front of my lens I am in charge of posing you. You do not have to worry about posing yourself. My job is to photograph you and your family in the most beautiful way that I can and your job is just to trust me.
4. I WILL CREATE A LEGACY PRODUCT FOR YOU
One of the best parts of my job is seeing the reaction of my clients viewing and holding their photographs for the first time. After you have selected your favorite images from your photoshoot I will design a beautiful folio box for you to showcase your matted prints. This gorgeous keepsake box will be cherished in your family for generations to come.
5. CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR
After reading this article, if you're still afraid to do this then I personally challenge you to experience a photoshoot with me. The truth is most people haven't been properly photographed. It is my job to guide you through the session and create images of you and your family that blow your mind. I am confident that I will take the most beautiful image you have ever seen of you and your children.