A few months ago there was a blog post floating around the internet about the importance of moms stepping into, rather than out of, the family photos. You can read it here. My family will tell you that not many things make me as uncomfortable as a camera pointed in my direction. But I love photos of my mom, and my grandmothers, and the truth is, I want to stay present in my family memories. While I am comfortable with my gray hair and wrinkles, I have been in denial about my weight for years (like if I don’t have to see a picture of myself, then I don’t weigh that much…I know, I know). But I have lost a significant amount of weight, so while I am not runway ready, I am now more willing to stand in and not step away. Exhibit A:
Steve took this last summer at the beach in Aptos. It was my attempt for a family photo (which never really materialized). But it’s the first time I let myself be photographed with Kate and Alex in years. I don’t love, love, love it…but it’s a good start.