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melissa’s mothers day post two thousand and sixteen

2016-05-06_0005So it seems every year I ask for mothers day a photo of me with Ares without him complaining about it.. and then I go back and look at all the photos we’ve taken and how thankful I am for them.  I attacked a poor photographer online the other day when she said she didn’t get enough photos of herself and her kids!! Totally unprovoked and I apologized but there is absolutely no good reason to not get yourself into your images.  Mothers day was so sad for me, my mom died when I was 16, it was only emptiness.  It wasn’t until Ares was born that mothers day changed for me, I had a different perspective and I’m so thankful for my son and what he has taught me, what he continues to teach me and how he makes me see the world in a myriad of new ways.   These photos were taken four years ago at the studio!  Kerri asked me to take some photos of her and her brother to send to their mom.  Ares came with and after we photographed Kerri’s family I asked her to snap a few of me and the bean, he didn’t know what hit him :) !! Love them all.  You don’t need to do studio shots or have me come to your house (though I’d love to do that for you just email and we can get you more info and we’ll save the date) you can use your own camera -as I lectured my friend – put it  on a tree stump, on the coffee table, by the pool, set the timer to just take a bunch of photos, one every 3 seconds and grab the kids and stand in front of it… you take a zillion pictures of the dog, the kids sleeping, make sure you grab some of you and the kids.  Just make sure you are IN as many pictures as you our out of, make it a goal.  I have only a handful of photos that are of my mother and me, she just was never in them, and until my own son was born it made mothers day rough.  ..  Anyway, I love these, all these smiles directed to the mom’s and grandmoms who they were thinking of and I love what Kerri captured of me and my son!!   Can’t believe I didn’t share these four years ago (maybe I did) love having them to look at.  Love all the smiles.


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