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Thread: Are you a Paparazzi Mum?
July 11th, 2013 08:19 AM #6
Some days I take lots of photos and sometimes I don't take any photos for a few weeks. I still have thousands of photos of my girls, that the great thing about digatal photography. Most of the photos are them playing when they don't know I'm watching, I love photos that capture them just being themselves.
My husband has almost no photos of himself aged between 2 and 8 and it upset him not being able to look back in those times he can't remember clearly. We don't want our children to miss out on being able to reflect back on their childhood.The 3 Princesses in my life...
July 11th, 2013 02:03 PM #8
Well I think I prefer the term Mamarazzi
I think I took at least 364 pictures of Dom during his first year of life. I also got professional ones done every month and put them in an album. I was obsessed with how adorable he was doing all sorts of new things, wearing new outfits, what have you. But I also don't think that prevented me from spending any time with him... It was one or 2 pictures a day, and plenty of him while he was sleeping... Let's not over exaggerate here. As he got older, and especially after he started walking at a year old, I calmed way down and started taking less and less. Part of it was that there weren't so many "firsts" left at that point that I felt the need to document. Then of course there are times that I would much rather run around with him and make a memory than worry about preserving the moment on film. I still get studio pictures taken every Halloween and Christmas. I still take pictures when we go somewhere fun like a theme park or a new playground. I still take pictures of him on holidays. I buy all the ones they take at school. I do love my pictures and it's great to go back through and look at the memories that you may have forgotten about. As a single parent I dream about how nice it must be to have another person there to take pictures of you And the baby, but I've managed to fill plenty of digital folders with his cuteness nonetheless. =]
Last edited by amydomsmom; July 11th, 2013 at 02:06 PM.Dominic James~ (Felicity : Julia : Rowena : Gabriel : Jude)
July 11th, 2013 04:13 PM #10Senior Member
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OMG- I totally am! I also really love photography in general, plus I think I have the best subject in the world to practice with, so yes, my son has grown up with a camera in his face. The downside is, my husband is terrible with a camera. So I have lots of awesome pics of them and not very many of me with him. I'm less quick to grab the video camera. It takes a really special moment for me to drag that out of the closet.Mother of Harold Jonathan, nn Hal
Baby Boy: Kurt Matthew
due March 15th, 2014
July 11th, 2013 04:40 PM #12
I take photos with my iPhone, you know when she does something cute I try to capture it. Husband does the "real" photos. We don't take a lot though... I think experiencing life together is more important.
I know my daughter is still very little, but what I think is important is to capture more moments and everyday things than "occasions". Of course I will always take photos at birthdays and holidays, but the photos I love most from my childhood are the ones where my father caught the regular things. Drawing, tying my shoelaces, reading, cuddling my teddybear, making daisychains and climbing rocks. Nothing special, but that's what you want to remember, right? The things that makes your child (or whoever) who they are.
I'm also cautious about taking too many. One of my dearest friends has parents who were always taking photos of them. I've seen her albums, and she developed a certain smile, a camera face that doesn't really look like her. It's all poses. And that would make me sad. I want the photos I take of my little one(s) to be alive, to be real, them running through fields and being too busy to notice the camera. When they smile for the camera I want their smiles to be full of happiness and joy because they're having fun and loving life, not because they feel a need to smile when I take their picture.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
July 21st, 2013 09:28 PM #14Senior Member
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I am a mom who has a constant stream of texts demanding more photos & videos! The grandparents won't leave me alone! They live nearby enough to visit- 20 minutes, 1 hour & 3 hours, yet instead of coming over to babysit or help out they just feel as though I should document my days for them!
Of course I enjoy taking photos of fun moments with my daughter. Her firsts, or if she's wearing a cute outfit, especially if it was a gift, ect. But honestly some of the fun has been taken out of it because I feel like I am responsible for a minimum of one image per day! If only it were the 90s and they didn't have the option of constant updates, maybe they would actually come over and spend time with my daughter...meanwhile I could have a moment to myself!!!