I struggle with being present. In photos, that is. Like all hobby photographers, I want the camera all the time. I never hand it off and ask someone to take a photo of me, not even my husband. Then I have to switch it to auto, maybe put a different lens on...blah, blah. Enough.
I was excited to clean out some closets this week and stumble upon a box of photos from the past few years. In addition to realizing that I am truly not going to scrapbook anymore (sorry kids, I know you love your books), I also realized that I need to be in more photos. Thank you to my Mom and Mother-in-law for taking all the photos I found! Since I got my DSLR a few years ago, there are so few pictures of me. In the moment I never care, maybe not a good hair day, not the right outfit, no summer tan, always an excuse. But years from now I will want them. I will want to see what me and the kids did together, to remember that I was there too, and to discuss if I looked better as a brunette or a blonde.
So, although I don't do January resolutions, I plan to be in more photos, especially with my husband and kids. I hope to do an actual photo session with a local photographer too, cause those are always my favorites.
Oh, and I also need to do more b & w. :)
Linking up with Darcy (I love her!!) in Project 52. I didn't make it through last year but hey, it's a new year and you never know.