Importance of Documenting your Motherhood Story | Dallas Family Photographer

With Mother’s Day coming up, I have been thinking so much about our legacy as Moms and the memories that we create for our children. As a Dallas family photographer, my priority is always ensuring Mamas have plenty of images with kids in her gallery.

Do me a quick favor… While you’re scrolling through images on your phone after your babies go to bed, count how many photos you are in with them.

If you’re not in any on the first scroll, then we need to chat!

I know how easy it is now to document our children’s milestones and favorite moments with our phone camera. But when I talk to my clients and friends, it seems Mama is getting into the photo less and less. This breaks my heart!

Mama, you are part of their story too.

This is the heart behind my photography business- helping Moms get in the photo with their babies. It’s truly such an honor to photograph motherhood because I know how much I value my own motherhood images.

If I don’t have you convinced yet, here are a few things that I hope you’ll keep in mind when it comes to being in the photo, too!

Mom with two boys laughing together during motherhood session. Photo by Dallas family photographer, Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom wearing blue floral maxi dress with three children during motherhood mini session with Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom with kids during motherhood event. Photos by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom cuddling with three kids in beautiful natural light studio. Photo by Dallas family photographer, Aimee Hamilton Photography.

Be in the image for your kids

You are the planner of fun things and the keeper of memories. And if you’re like me, you’re usually the one taking the photos. Those photos you take of your babies are special, but the ones with you in them are even more important!

Someday, as much as we don’t like to think about it, all your children will have of you is photos. Albums and prints with you included will be a priceless documentation of your love for them.

Mom holding toddler up while playing airplane. Photo by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom wearing grey maxi dress with twin boys during motherhood event. Photos by Dallas family photographer, Aimee Hamilton Photography.

Be the fun Mom

Okay hear me out because I know a photography session isn’t typically your child’s (or husband’s) idea of fun. It can still be a fun process though! Earn bonus points from your kiddos if you make an ice cream date out of it or take them to a favorite restaurant afterwards!

During your session, we will dance, sing, and play games- whatever it is that helps get that beautiful connection between you and your littles! I’ll encourage you to get on your kids’ level. If they only want to explore and look for acorns, go with it!

I promise you’ll still have beautiful images during those seemingly mundane, in-between moments.

Closeup of Mom hold twin boys during motherhood mini session. Photo by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom sitting in chair cuddling twin boys. Photo by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom with two boys during motherhood mini session. Photo by Dallas family photographer, Aimee Hamilton Photography.

Don’t wait for the “perfect” time

So often we are our own worst critic. I’ve heard from Mamas time and again that they often delay family sessions until they lose the extra baby weight. Others won’t allow Dad to take the photo because it never turns out “right.”

That’s all the more reason to hire a professional who knows the good angles!

I promise that years from now your kids won’t care if you didn’t have makeup on in a photo. They will just be thankful to see you in the frame.

Mom looking down at little girl during session in natural light studio. Photo by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom and daughter hugging during motherhood session. Photos by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Little girl hugging Mama. Photo by Aimee Hamilton Photography.

I know all of these struggles and deterrents to getting in the photo- that is why the AHP Client Wardrobe exists!

As a Dallas family photographer, it’s my priority to help you feel beautiful and provide a stress-free experience. It’s also why I offer services like album and gallery wall design. Those beautiful motherhood images deserve to be displayed on your walls, Mama!

I promise you will never regret being in photos with your kids, no matter what season of life you are in!

Closeup of little girl holding Mom's hand during motherhood session by Aimee Hamilton Photography.
Mom wearing lace maxi dress dances with little girl during motherhood session. Photo by Dallas family photographer, Aimee Hamilton Photography.

Aimee Hamilton Photography specializes in newborn, maternitymotherhood, family, and baby sessions in the Dallas area. Service areas include Frisco, Highland Park, Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Uptown, Allen, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Fort Worth, and Little Elm.

I would love to chat more with you about booking your own portraits! I am currently booking newborn, maternity, baby, and motherhood sessions into 2021. If you would like more details about a session with me please feel free to get in touch with me here! I would love to serve you and your family.

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Photography has always been a passion of mine. I truly treasure all the {mostly} candid moments that are turned into tangible memories.

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