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No one takes pictures of moms?so I’m doing something about it






I had a bitter epiphany earlier this month when, (belatedly) editing hundreds of pictures from last Christmas, I realized there was not one photo of me. If an outsider had been scrolling through the documentation of our family?s yuletide bliss, they would likely have surmised that this family did not, in fact, include a wife or mother.
We have thousands of family photos?new baby hospital shots, first birthday candle-blowing shots, beach shots and picnic shots. I am conspicuously absent from most of them. Which is where my bitter epiphany comes in: I realized?while sitting silently with my laptop and my rage?that four years of begging my husband to take more pictures of me with my kids had been utterly pointless. And that if I wanted to leave photographic evidence of my existence in their childhoods, I would have to take matters into my own hands.
I’ve tried to do that in the past, with selfies. I’ve taken in the neighbourhood of 17 million of them. They are awkward, and badly composed, and look like the crappy up-close iPhone shots that they are. But if I didn?t take them, there would be no pictures of me with my kids. None. Selfies have become a necessity, to the point that I even researched buying a selfie stick so I could take pictures that looked as if they?d been snapped by someone else. Someone thoughtful, perhaps. *takes a sip of wine*

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   Why is it so hard to take a perfect family photo?or at least a decent one"
But I came up with an even better solution. I decided to invest my selfie stick money in a professional photographer. Not for family shots of us sitting on a blanket in an orchard with sun flare and subtly coordinating outfits. I wanted candid photos capturing the mundane, everyday life I live with my kids. The mundane life I want them to know about when they grow up, simply because it?s our story.
If this seems like a waste of money, it is. I shouldn?t have to pay for something that should otherwise be free. I?ve taken thousands of pictures of my husband with our kids. So photos of me with them should also exist in excess. But they don?t, and why on heavenly earth not"
I think it’s because there seems to be something unremarkable about my children being in my arms. Not just to my husband, but to most people in my life. This has been a truism since the day they were born. Perhaps people are so used to seeing us together that it?s become white noise. Perhaps I have become invisible.
The reality is that I am present in every aspect of my daughters? lives. I am there when they wake up and when they go to bed, and in between, I am there cutting crust from sandwiches and putting Band-Aids on invisible injuries. That an entire Christmas can be documented without so mu...


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