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Monthly Photo Fail | Arizona Wedding + Portrait Photographer

It’s Monday and we are back at it with our new Mommin Monday’s. If this is your first time in this little corner head back to our last Monday blog post here. You can find out what this is all about. 🙂 I’m glad you are here. & just a heads up this little corner is more of me rambling about what is on my mind as a mom. <3

So let us talk about monthly photos for the first year. Just about every mom I am sure does this. & I am sure I am not the only one who takes photos of their kid literally just about every day. I know I do whether it’s with my camera or my iPhone (mostly my phone). BUT I dropped the ball BIG TIME on those monthly letter board photos. The last time I actually took one was on his 7 month birthday. Life just got crazy. I feel awful but in the end, I need to give my self some grace. We moved across the country for pete sake. But I think there is more to this story and this situation. In fact, I know there is. I am sure I am not the only mom to sometimes feel this way. I think as moms sometimes, especially those of us who utilize social media for our profession feel like we need to stay present and stay consistent with the things we do on social media. Whether that be a new blog series, monthly photos of our kiddos or just Instagramming life. We feel some sort of pressure from society, our followers, or other moms that we are failing at #mommin when we miss our opportunity for those photos or to document all those fun moments that we experience. I am probably just speaking for myself in those thoughts or maybe not. When I scroll through the never-ending scroll of IG/Facebook and see all these amazing #instamoms showing off their sweet babes I can’t but help feel defeated on dropping the monthly photo ball or even just photos of the fun things we do. && cheers to those moms who seem as if their life is altogether on social media!!! In reality, I know, they struggle just like me. BUT man do they look good in the struggle. haha.

When I sat down to write this I had no idea where my thoughts would go. I just knew what was on my mind with this topic. So forgive me if it seems all over the place. #hotmess. – I guess my biggest lesson and take away from writing this post is that it’s okay. It is okay if we don’t post those images of our kiddos and if we drop the ball on those monthly photos. Our kids will not hate us if anything they will thank us for not putting them through the torture of a “perfect photo.” Haha. I know I need to remember to give myself grace and know that we all struggle in our own ways. So I hope that this message and these rambles can connect with your heart. Even if it only speaks to one other mom, my job is done. <3 BUT moms I see you and I hear you! Keep on snapping those non-IG worthy moments on that iPhone of your sweet babies. I know I will!! & Don’t feel pressured to share every moment you document.

xoxo,

Brandilynn

P.S. We are still on the lookout for some guest moms to share stories/lessons they have learned along the way. Please email me your stories mommas!!!

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