As a blogger and obsessive photo taker, it’s rare that I’m ever in the picture myself. On one hand I am relieved. I rarely do my hair and I don’t have to worry I’m still in my pjs surrounded by a major crafting session. But when I look back and find the rare photo of me with my girls or the even more rare pic of me alone, I take pause and sort of gaze. Life can be so crazy as an adult, partner and parent. It’s really nice to take a moment and see myself, in the midst of it all. The other day we had a play date with a new special friend, Morgan, and her beautiful daughter. Morgan is the amazing photographer behind Morgan Pansing and the wonderfully sincere and engaging writer at Happily Ever Present. We’re actually teaming up for something totally fabulous but that’s all hush hush for now. In the meantime, I’m so grateful she was able to capture these moments of me with my girls and me alone, just being in the midst of it all. Thank you Morgan and here’s to all the moms out there taking center stage with their children for a few moments this year, even if it’s just a few. xo Meri
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I love this post! You look beautiful and so do your girls. I’m often behind the lens myself and recently started to try and be more in photos with my kids because at the end of the day, they won’t care how I look, just that mom was with them. Thanks for the reminder. Such lovely photos!
Thank you Agnes! When are kids are all grown, we will want these! We will crave them. Get in those pics!! xoxoxo
I LOVED spending the afternoon creating art, and capturing some magical moments for you guys! You’re such a beautiful, fun, inspiring mama! XOXO
Thank you so much Morgan. I can’t tell you how much joy you’ve given me. I will treasure these for years!
So very VERY true! I really want to address this in 2015 as well. As I record my family’s journey, I’m rarely the one in the shots. You are beautiful mama… great to see you and your beautiful smile!
Thank you so much! As moms, there is so much that just whizzes by us. I’m so grateful to take a moment and reflect. Get in those pics! It really makes an impact. It did for me. xo
Oh, I just can’t wait to see that beautiful person live! I am counting down!!! (so true, so true — I would also add that I’m often messy making something or the other series is “in a towel!” … I always laugh to myself thinking: what will the Grandkids think one day! 🙂 — so 3 cheers for you in photos in 2015, too! xoxo
You’re amazing Gina. I can’t wait to see yoU!!!It’s going to be fantastic. Sending big love your way. xoxoxo
Beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to see what you guys are planning! I, too, find that I am behind the camera much more often than in front of it. If there is ever a day that I am showered and presentable AND my girls are in a cooperative mood I dont hesitate to snag a selfie but having someone else take the photo is always much, much, much nicer.
So true! And I hear you about the showering! Oy a yoy, motherhood. Thanks for reading along!
Gorgeous photos! The one of you, Meri, with with a golden glow is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Megan! Love seeing your name pop up here.