Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Self-Portrait

Paper Heart Camera is having a self-portrait challenge this week.  I dismissed it as not up my alley because self-portraits give me double chins and I never have any make-up or anything on, so it would just be a close-up of nothing great.  Plus it has to be in the kitchen and God knows I never do anything worth documenting in there.  But my photographic lucky streak continued (coincidental rainbows and horseshoes were just falling in my lap), and it just so happened that a very large mirror found itself leaning against our kitchen cabinets.  When a very cute 11-month-old baby decided she would admire her reflection, I grabbed my camera to take some photos of her, then realized I could kill several birds with one stone.  So I changed persepective a bit and suddenly Em was not the focus of the photo.  We both were.



I'm still in my quasi-pajamas (good enough for chasing a maniac two-year-old around gymnastics class, I assure you), but there was no awkward head angle or chin multiplication.  Just me and the baby girl.


Until it was just me, the baby girl, and the attention-monger boy. 


Achieving the right angle was a little difficult balancing two, but hey, at least we're all in there.  Then Daddy needed to continue our bathroom remodel, so the mirror had to go to work.  Self-portrait photoshoot over.

And so this is the photo that I am submitting for this photo challenge that made me think outside my usual photography box.


 


The Trendy TreehousePhotography love...
 
 
"Embrace the Camera" is an awesome site that requires the mom to be in the photo, too, so that my kids have great photos of themselves with me I know I love looking at pictures of my mom when she was younger; I love having a reason to document this stage in my life as well as this stage in theirs.  I should do it more often!

29 comments:

Our Little Bubble said...

great job!!

Tammilee said...

Hi
I am a new follower from the blog hop
I blog at www.tammileetips.com
Tammilee

Michelle said...

Good Job! I don't like getting my picture taken anymore either! Yours turned out great. And the kids are precious.

shopannies said...

what sweet pictures your little one is adorable I am your new follower find me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Visiting from the Mid Week Mingle. Cute pics!

Leetah East said...

Super cute photos! They turned out great.

Newly following via Facebook and twitter (since I am already following via GFC).

Leetah East
http://afkdinner.blogspot.com

Callie said...

Adorable!

mommy of Five said...

isn't it awesome how we can make it into a photo, if somehow are little kiddies are with us!!
these are great captures and i think you are a beautiful mo/person =0)

Nicole said...

Great photos!

Tammy said...

Oh I love that picture. You look so happy...and skinny! :)

erin.patrice said...

Aw! I love these pics. And your camera is rad. new follower!

Rosann said...

Oh, this is awesome! What a fabulous way to catch wonderful moments. I take tons of pics of my kids, but rarely is there ever a pic of me with my kids. It's always them with someone else or by themselves!

I hope you don't mind if I "steal" this great idea! These type of pictures would be great for scrapbooks! Now I just need to find a mirror we can fit in front of to have some fun! :)

Blessings,
Rosann
http://www.christiansupermom.com/

April said...

Love those photos! You did a great job! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who tends to get double chins in photos.

Stopping by from Frugally Green Mom

Hope said...

I absolutely love the photos!!! Great job and the kiddos are ADORABLE!

I am a new follower from the wednesday blog hop and would love a follow back!

Also, I have a new giveaway going on that is great for kids if you want to check it out or pass it along. 1 lucky winner will receive an I Spy Bag of their choice.

Have a very happy Wednesday!

Hope
http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com

MadameDeals said...

This is Amee from VA following you from Where are you Wednesday. I hope you will help me reach my goal by following me on google friends you can enter my contest for a Vera Bradley while you are there. Thank you very much!

No. 7 said...

Loving this post!! and by the way...I'm still in my quasi-pajamas too :)

Fawn Teresi said...

What great photos!!!!!! Great job :) Your kiddos are ADORABLE!

Martha said...

My favorite is the last one, very cute!

Brandi said...

such wonderful photos!! cute cute kiddos!

Jami said...

The last picture is fantastic! I'm so with you on the "double chin" thing. ugh! lol

Kara said...

I tried the mirror photo shoot this week too. I only had one with both of our faces in it. You did great. That last one is fantastic.

Amber said...

you guys are so cute!!

Tammy said...

LOVE this pictures!!!!

~Lisa said...

LOVE it! Your kids will be so glad that you took pics of yourself with them when they're older. Thanks for linking up! What a joyful moment! :) Hope you'll link up again next week. Happy weekend! HUGS!

Marianne said...

What a great way of getting pictures of yourself and the kids. I will have to try that some day as I have almost no pictures of me with the kids since I am the one who takes the few pictures ever taken in this household.
All your pictures ended up great.
Thank you for sharing.

Danyelle said...

Great job! I have to make a conscious effort to make sure and get the occasional picture of me too, otherwise I never wind up in a picture one.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are too cute! Great idea, Mama.

jillconyers said...

What fun shots! Love the last one.

Traci said...

Wonderful shots of you and your little ones - great job with that last one!