Me and my kids

It was hot.
It was humid.
It was windy.
We were all casual.
If you look closely, you can see sand on our clothes and faces.

This wasn’t about getting that *perfect* image. We aren’t coordinating. I’m not wearing any makeup. We’re missing daddy in the picture. I’m wearing sunglasses. Our hair is clearly blowing every direction possible. But it’s a picture of me and my kiddos and I love it.

Too many times, people are waiting for that perfect moment — when they have on their coordinated outfits, their make-up is perfect and their kiddos are perfectly behaved. I get it. We get our pictures professionally taken once per year because I want lovely images for our Christmas card and *gasp*, I want to BE in the photograph and not use a remote (which, by the way, sounds like I’d get two pictures in and then my hubby would be done … but that’s another blog post all together).  And, since this is what I do, I WANT you to get professional pictures taken at least once per year ….

but … I also want you to get in the picture as often as you can!  Hand your camera to your hubby or your friend or a stranger.    Once a year isn’t enough!

So, these pictures won’t be blown up to a 16X20 on my wall … but an 8X10 for next to my bed? I think so!

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