We all suffer from some form of body confidence issues.
Whether you think your thighs are too big or you think you have a double chin in photos, we can all find something we dislike about ourselves. Sometimes these things prevent us from being in the moment, having fun, and/or getting our photos taken.
We’ve all had the moment where we cover or disguise ourselves from the camera.
Maybe you think, next year I’ll be in the photos. I need to lose weight first. Or I’m too skinny, I need to gain some muscles. But you know what? Next year may come and you are still in the same boat so you put it off again and again until it’s too late.
I challenge you to take a step back and look at yourself from someone else’s point of view. Think about your spouse, children, or grandchildren. If you don’t have any of those may be your parents, friends, or niece/nephew. Pick someone you’re close to, who loves you.
How do they see you?
Do you think they see your tummy roll or crooked grin? Maybe but do you think they care? No. They love you and only see the moment the picture was created. What you hate about yourself might be something they love about you and want to remember for years to come.
Most people think of posed family photos when they think of hiring photographers. Those type of images have their place but candids are important too, whether they come from you or a professional documentary photographer. Why? Because those moments mean the most when someone is gone.
Those are the moments and the photos you will turn to in time of loss.
Your loved one’s personality will shine through. You will sit down and talk to friends and family about the day in that photograph. When you are gone, your friends and family will cling to those photos as a way to feel close to you. They will make them cry but there will also be laughter as the memories of you come pouring out.
Photos are important. Do not put off being in the photos. Hire a professional so everyone can be in some of the photos. Moms tend to hide behind the camera but your loved ones will want some of those memories to include you. They will look at those photos and their hearts will fill with sadness, joy, and love.