My mom is one of the best landscape photographers I know. She knows her way around a camera and always has. The bad news is that she is rarely in photos. I remember her complaining about this when I was younger, but it wasn’t until I noticed the lack of myself in family photos that I really started to understand what she meant. Vivi is almost six months old today and for the first time we had a picture taken today with all four of us in it.
It was taken in Addie’s school cafeteria.
I was wearing sweatpants.
There is one photo of my mom and me that I remember well. We had hiked up to a lake and my mom let my sister and me take turns with her camera taking pictures of each other with her. I was probably about 7 and I still remember that picture well. I’m pretty sure my sister does too.
If you were to leave this life tomorrow, what pictures would your kids treasure in 20 years?
Who knows if Addie will remember taking any of these or the circumstances that surrounded each picture. Each one to me has a distinct memory, where we were at in life, what we were wearing, where we were living and how we worked together as a family. Maybe none of these will be her favorite, but they certainly are mine.
Do you have a treasured photo with your kids?