Me and Jack

We have literally thousands of photos of the Little Man. Thousands of photos over the last six months. Yet, I have less than a dozen of him and I together. I know how much I treasure the photos I have of me as a baby with my Mom or Dad. John and I have to do a better job of getting in front of the camera with the Little Man, even if it means being photographed looking like a crazy lady with no make-up, terrible bed-head and varying amounts of slobber covering my clothes.

So, until we get better at stepping in front of the camera, I present you with a few of the photos I've managed to co-star in thus far.

The first two are from day one and day two. My biggest regret about Jack's birth is that we didn't get more photos. I think there were a few iPhone photos taken right away. But we really don't have any of the three of us, or even any of me and Jack or John and Jack. Guess we'll know better for the next one, huh?

The next three are from Fourth of July weekend, so Jack would be just over three months.

This one is from my iPhone. Not sure on the date, but I think he's about five months in this one.

I have a few more iPhone shots, but I'll save those for another time. For now, I'll leave you with a question: How do you Mommies (or Daddies) get in front of the camera? Does someone else take the photos? Do you use a timer? Magic? Please share your secrets!

p.s. I submitted the photo of me smooching Jack to the Paper Mama photo challenge. The theme is Me and Mama. There are so many beautiful entries. It's going to be a tough one to judge!

The Paper Mama


  1. I think i could nearly count on one hand how many pictures i've made it into with the kids. it was bad enough when ryan was around--he just took crap pictures. but now that we're divorced (well, nearly), the only pics i make it into are the ones where i smoosh the kids on my lap, shove my arm out, and take it myself.

    I do have a tripod and a camera with a timer...i should give that a try. because you're right: it's important for us moms to be in the pictures, too! (you know...i really think there are maybe 3 pics of me and my mom together. she hates pictures of herself.)

    ps-->forgive the random caps. the broken wrist makes caps a pain in the, well, wrist.

  2. Oh, Amanda...I had no idea! Sorry to hear about the divorce (and the wrist). I just popped over to your blog and read the sock darning story. Too precious. Now, go round up those little ones and snap some photos!!!

  3. Here's what you need to do: Get yourself a 3 year old and give him a camera. Since Ryan has 'discovered' our point and shoot camera, he's been obsessed with taking pictures. So from the past couple months I have loads of pics of Sam and I, thanks to Ry!! Other than that though, you just have to shove the camera into someone's hands and ask them to snap away (and disregard if the quality of their shots are poor- as long as they're capturing the moment.) I use the self timer sometimes too, but I never have much luck with those.