Mom, Get in the Picture: Why it’s Important for Mothers to be in Family Photos

May 1, 2023

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As a mother, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget about taking pictures with your family. You might find yourself always behind the camera, capturing memories of your children as they grow. But have you ever stopped to think about the importance of getting in the photos yourself?

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Your Children Need This

Your children need to remember you in the photos. They need to see that you were present, that you were there with them, and that you played an important role in their lives. It's a way for them to remember the love, comfort, and support you provided them as they grew up.

When you're always the one behind the camera, your children may wonder why they don't have photos of you together as a family. By getting in the photos with your family, you can show your children that you were an important part of their lives, and that you were there for them every step of the way.

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mother with son and daughter hugging

Time is Passing Quickly

It's also important to remember that time flies by quickly, and your children grow up faster than you can imagine. As your family grows and changes, having photos of you together becomes increasingly important. These pictures are not just a snapshot in time, but a way to freeze the memories of the special moments that you shared with your family.


Photos Create New Memories

Finally, taking photos with your family is a great way to create new memories that you can cherish for years to come. Looking back at these photos, you'll remember the moments you shared with your family and the love that you all had for each other. It's a way to keep the memories alive, even when time has passed.


In conclusion, as a mother, it's important to get in the photos with your family. Your children need to remember you and the love that you provided them. These pictures are not just a snapshot in time, but a way to freeze the memories of the special moments that you shared with your family. So go ahead and take that family photo, and be proud to show the world that you were there, and you mattered.

Ready to book your own family session? I can’t wait to hear from you! Reach out to me here.

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mother holding daughter while she giggles
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Jenny Sessoms is a professional people photographer with a BFA in photography from RIT in New York. She has over 20 years of experience and has won awards and been published on billboards, in magazines and online. She offers photoshoots that are relaxed and stress-free for everyone. She services the Northern Virginia area including Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, Middleburg, Fairfax and more.

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I’m a Loudoun County, Virginia photographer for businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and families. I’m dedicated to listening, to making a difference, and to reminding people that their story is important.

I'm Jenny Sessoms.