Updated: Aug 7
As a mum, it's easy to find yourself behind the camera, taking countless photos of your little ones. You snap away, capturing every smile, milestone, and precious moment, but often forget to include yourself in the frame. It's important to remember that one day, your children will look back on these photos and want to see the person who was always there for them - their mum.
Getting in front of the camera can be daunting, especially when you're feeling self-conscious about your post-baby body. But it's important to push past those feelings and prioritize the memories you're creating for your family. Here are a few reasons why it's worth it to step in front of the lens:
You're creating a visual legacy: When you include yourself in family photos, you're creating a visual legacy for future generations. Your children will treasure these photos, not just for the memories they capture, but for the visual representation of their family history.
You're showing your children the importance of self-love: By stepping in front of the camera, you're teaching your children that it's important to love and accept yourself just as you are. It's a powerful lesson that they'll carry with them for life.
You're preserving memories of your relationship with your children: When you take photos with your children, you're capturing the special bond you share. These photos will remind you of the love and connection you have with your kids, even as they grow older.
You're giving yourself permission to be seen: Many mums struggle with feeling invisible or unimportant after having children. Getting in front of the camera is a powerful way to remind yourself that you're still here, still important, and still worthy of being seen and celebrated.
You're creating an opportunity for self-reflection: When you see yourself in photos, you have the opportunity to reflect on your journey as a mother. You can see how far you've come, celebrate your wins, and acknowledge the challenges you've faced. It's a powerful way to connect with your own sense of growth and resilience.
Remember, getting in front of the camera isn't just about capturing a moment - it's about creating a visual representation of your love and connection with your family. Don't be afraid to step into the frame and make memories that will last a lifetime.
This is one reason I have chosen to include photoshoots at most of my retreat days. These photographers can capture portraits of you during your transformational journey, as well as candid moments with new friends and during down time. Not only will you leave the retreat day with a sense of empowerment and renewed confidence, but also with tangible memories to cherish for years to come. So, don't shy away from the camera – embrace it and let yourself be seen and celebrated. Check out all the upcoming Mindful Birth Prep or Women's Retreats here