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The Missing Person: Me | Jacksonville portrait photographer

Be prepared.  You are about to see the ONLY picture of me from our Charleston vacation.

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Yes, out of 363 pictures, this is the only image I have of myself.  And you can’t even see my face.

I took pictures of my three kids.  I took pictures of my husband and my kids.  I took tons of pictures in Charleston.  But we don’t have even one family picture from our vacation, and we don’t have any real pictures of me.  I find that to be sad.  This is something I need to change.

I’m going to get real here.  Part of it is that–like many other women–I am often dissatisfied with pictures of myself.  And discouraged.  My hair is not perfect.  My makeup is not done.  I don’t like what I’m wearing.  I worry that I am going to look fat.  I worry that I will look ugly.  But I need to just get over it.  ***Real is better than perfect.***  I need to stop obsessing about being ideal and JUST BE ME!

On this Charleston vacation, I wish I had handed my camera over to a kid and gotten at least one picture of my husband with me.  I wish I had found a trustworthy-looking stranger to take our family picture.  But I can’t change the past.  However, moving forward, including pictures of myself will be more of a priority for future trips.  And that sounds like a great reason to book another vacation!


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  • Susan, this post hit home… hard! I have been guilty of this more time than I can count and I always regret it afterwards. Thanks for reminding me how important it is to be IN the pictures along with my family. Challenge accepted!ReplyCancel