Thursday, August 2, 2012

Embrace the Camera 8.2.12

Before we left for vacation I stumbled upon the blog called The Anderson Crew, Our Life with 3 Boys and 3 Little Ladies.  I was either looking at junk blogs (junk/crap turned into something new and wonderful) or a photography site.  My guess is the later, but it could have been both. 

On Thursdays Emily hosts Embrace the Camera, where Mom actually gets in the photo with her kids.  Her story is one that I felt myself because...years ago I went looking for a picture of my husband with his Mother.  We hardly have any pictures of her and I thought the best picture would be of the two of them.  {She passed away days after Henry was born} I couldn't find one.  My Father-in-Law probably has a few in a box somewhere, however, it was my hope was that my husband would have some.  It was sad that he didn't. 

So I vowed to make sure that we are in pictures together with our kids and that we have the kids with each other.  When I found this Emily's site it reminded me to be better about this, not for my husband and I, but for them.  I doubt I have many pictures with my own mother either, something I can still do.

So here's my first Embrace the Camera post.  Sophie and I last year at the zoo.  She's just as lovey today.  I'm so thankful!

by Daphne
 Embrace the Camera!

16 comments:

  1. Emily is wonderful for this idea. Love that picture.. so cute.

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    1. I agree about Emily & thank you for the compliment!

      Oh & thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Welcome to ETC:) Love this picture!

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    1. Thank you! ETC knows how to show the love! :)

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  3. Found your blog through ETC, what a sweet, sweet picture :)

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  4. It is so important! Glad her site is helping me keep my goal of a pic a week with my boys going!

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    1. I hope to do one every week! So glad I found this site. Plus you all share the comment love so wonderfully!! WOW

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  5. That is a great idea and a great picture!

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    1. Thank you and you should join in Katie!

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  6. I love it. I know it's so hard sometimes and we can be very "down on ourselves" after babies, but any friends I've had who are "no-photo" people, I've always felt sad about it... thought about the fact that their kids will miss pics of their mom at that time in thier lives. Here I am pregnant again after not even close to losing the baby weight from Ava... and still tried to take pics at the beach when we went her first time. I think part of it is that our house burned down when I was 13 and we lost every picture including baby picture we had. We recieved a handful back from family, but most are gone. I think that's why I treasure pictures so much. There are memories attached to them. Thanks for sharing this and a I LOVE the pic of you.

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    1. Hi Marijanna!

      I am glad you don't worry about the baby weight and are glad to take pictures, it would be very sad for your kids if you didn't. I don't take nearly as many as I would like and Embrace the Camera is going to help me do it.

      I often think of putting a back up hard drive in a spot I could try and get to if we ever had a fire. That must have been devasting.

      Thanks for commenting. Join us next week?

      Tina

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  7. Welcome to Embrace the Camera. I sobbed the first time I came across Emily's site. I'm never in our photos either. Always behind the camera. I participate now regularly. Making lots of sweet memories. Thanks for sharing your precious photo!!

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    1. Thank you! What a great site of support and sharing. I am also so glad to have found it. What a blessing! I can't wait for next week!

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  8. Love this Tina! My Mom always grabs the camera at family gatherings and says "don't forget, your children will want to see you too in these photos some day!" Wise woman! :)
    In Our Lady,
    ks

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    1. Hi Kristen,

      This will inspire us to get these photos in photo books, won't it? YEAH! Yes, Mrs B is a very wise woman!

      T

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