Who takes pictures of you?

by mssinglemama on December 23, 2007

BenandMama

This is one of a handful of pictures I have of Benjamin and I together. Thanks to a mirror and my wonderful camera. I snapped it just one week after leaving my ex-husband. Benjamin was just 4 months old (isn’t he a cutie!!!). Anyway, to date I have had only a few taken of us together by an outside party.

The holidays are here and I’m actually hoping someone will snap a few pictures of us together.

Just wondering what other single moms do. I could hire a professional photographer. I could ask my friend to take pictures of us every time they come over. Which they would – I guess I just forget to ask. I don’t think about it every day and now two years later I’m like – oh crap – no pictures of us together. That sucks. Same with all of my video of Benjamin – it’s all of him and my voice behind the camera.

Merry Christmas or Holidays by the way…might not get to write again for a few days. Just remember to get lots of group shots at your family gatherings.

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Arm Jerker J. December 24, 2007 at 1:23 am

Gotta tell ya, we photogs love the extra work!!! If you lived here I would certainly help you out…
But another idea is get a tripod of course and a good camera that has a timer. But I’m guessing that this year you will have plenty snapped for you…

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Nicole March 27, 2009 at 12:02 am

I was doing a completely irrelevant google search and this post came up and I know it's old, but I thought I'd comment anyway lol
One thing that I hated when James was young was that we never had photos together.
So to solve it, I just started using the timer on my camera and taking some myself!
It has served me well over the last 2 years!

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