Show Your Partner This Post, Moms -- It's Time for You to Get in the Picture

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Unless we're married to, or dating, a shutterbug, most moms find themselves stepping behind the lens rather than in front of it. One woman is asking that men start taking photos to capture the precious moments moms spend with their little ones. Her post went viral because it resonates with so many mothers who find themselves conspicuously absent when we're combing through photo albums and scrapbooks. 



Kaylin Maree Schimpf implored dads to switch places with moms in this heartfelt Facebook post: 

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What made Schimpf start to ponder this excellent point? She shared with the Huffington Post that she lost her grandfather a year ago. While looking for photos of the man she dearly missed, she realized he was, literally, missing from so many because he was most often behind the camera. As sad as that is, we're glad to see it inspired her to write these lovely words: 

Take the photo. Messy hair, no make up or a dirty old t-shirt won't matter to your children when she is gone someday. What will matter is that you loved what you saw enough to take a photo, to document it, to preserve that moment in time of the woman you love.

I totally agree with her. There are so many occasions in which you just see a little kid blowing out candles on a birthday cake -- how much more special would those photos be if the lady who baked that cake was in them?

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Even if you're not in your favorite outfit and you haven't washed your hair in two days, moms, get on the other side of the lens! When your children look back at these photos, all they'll see is your beauty. How many times do we flip through old photos and laugh at the styles our parents and grandparents wore in the 1960s or the 1980s? So really, what you're wearing doesn't matter what anyway!

With timer apps and tripods there's no reason the whole family can't be in a lot more shots. As moms, we love to capture the candid moments -- building sand castles at the beach, rolling through a pile of leaves with Dad -- and we all know those aren't the same once you ask the kids to start posing. All spontaneity is lost. Still, hand over the camera, Mom, and be part of the story.

Schimpf is so right we she says no woman wants to look back at a lifetime of selfies. Or, if you have to take a selfie, at least squeeze in as many family members as you can. They might not appreciate it in the moment but they will later on!



Image via HTeam/shutterstock; Kaylin Maree Schimpf/Facebook


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